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Language: German (Deutsch)

Solang, ach! schon solang erfüllt
Ein Bild, ein liebes Engelsbild,
So hold, so sanft, so schön, so zart,
Dies Herz, das immer hofft und harrt.

Oft strebt es auf in stiller Nacht,
Oft hätt' es mich fast umgebracht;
Es liebt so treu, es liebt so rein
Und soll umsonst so zärtlich sein!

Es kämpft und ringt in sich so sehr:
Es stürmt und tobt, wie's wilde Meer;
Nur Linderung, nur Trost, nur Ruh,
Ach! niemand bringt ihm Hilfe zu.

Getrost! du liebeskrankes Herz!
Getrost! bald endigt sich dein Schmerz,
Bald schickt der Himmel Ruh herab
Und schließt dich ein ins kühle Grab.

Translation(s): DUT

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Lau Kanen [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Liefdeslied", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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