Translation of a poem

"At the times of Emperor Barbarossa,

I was planted as a tree (1190),

When Columbus rushes begging through the countries,

I was knocked down (1486). 


Since 1490 I have sheltered God´s house,

Therefore all the creeping things avoided me,

And  there was no decay of it. 


Do you hear me sound,

I can sing,

From long passed times,


I can tell you,

What I suffered,

So long, so far."


By Franz Fuchs