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Stumme Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ließe doch ein hold Geschick
Mich in deinen Zaubernähen,
Mich in deinem Wonneblick
Still verglühen und vergehen;

Wie das fromme Lampenlicht
Sterbend glüht in stummer Wonne
Vor dem schönen Angesicht
Dieser himmlischen Madonne! -

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Neuere Gedichte von Nicolaus Lenau, Stuttgart, Hallberger'sche Verlagshandlung, 1838, page 36.

Confirmed with: Gedichte von Nicolaus Lenau, Suttgart: Verlag der J.G. Cotta’schen Buchhandlung, 1869, page 25.

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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Mute love", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Amour muet", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-09-28.
Last modified: 2015-11-29 12:00:57
Line count: 8
Word count: 34

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Amour muet

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Si seulement par un destin favorable
Je me trouvais en ta charmante présence,
Sous ton regard ravissant,
Je me consumerais en silence et m'évanouirais ;

Comme de la lampe la pieuse lumière
En mourant rayonne une muette félicité
Devant le beau visage
De cette céleste madone !

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Pierre Mathé, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850), "Stumme Liebe", appears in Gedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Sehnsucht, first published 1838 ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wenzel Theodor Bradsky, Anton Eberhardt, Heinrich , Freiherr von Herzogenberg, Franz Philipp, Othmar Schoeck, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-11-29.
Last modified: 2015-11-29 12:01:16
Line count: 8
Word count: 47