E'en as a lovely flower, So fair, so pure thou art; I gaze on thee, and sadness Comes stealing o'er my heart. My hands I fain had folded Upon thy soft brown hair, Praying that God may keep thee So lovely, pure and fair.
Second Set of Two Songs
Song Cycle by Garnet Wolseley Cox
1. E'en as a lovely flower  [sung text not yet checked]
- by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker (1845 - 1904), "Du bist wie eine Blume", appears in Poems Selected from Heinrich Heine, ed. by Kate Freiligrath Kroeker, London: Walter Scott, Limited, page 108, first published 1887 [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856), no title, appears in Buch der Lieder, in Die Heimkehr, no. 47, first published 1825
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