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Denk, o Lieber! Deines armen Freundes!

Language: German (Deutsch)

v. Kronhelm
     Denk, o Lieber! Deines armen Freundes!
Stark, und heiß, und treu, wie Geßners Schäfer,
     Hat sein Herz geliebt;
       Aber weine, Freund!
     Ich werde sterben!
Denn ich liebte stark, und heiß, und treu!
     Und zerrissen ist das Band der Liebe!
       Ach die Zeiten sind dahin,
Da ich glücklich war, wie Geßners Schäfer!
     Weine, Freund! und denke meiner!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Johann Martin Miller, Siegwart. Eine Klostergeschichte, Erster Theil, Zwote, rechmässige und verbesserte Auflage, Leipzig: in der Weygandschen Buchhandlung, 1777, page 342

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-06-16.
Last modified: 2016-06-16 15:33:25
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Think, oh dear one! thinkof your poor...

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

     Think, oh dear one! [think] of your poor friend!
Intensely and fervently and faithfully, like Geßner's shepherd,
     Did his heart love;
       But weep, friend!
     I shall die!
For I loved intensely and fervently and faithfully!
     And the bond of love is torn asunder!
       Ah the times are past,
[The times] when I was happy, as was Geßner's shepherd!
     Weep, friend! and think of me!

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Text added to the website: 2016-06-16.
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