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Keimen sah ich Eure Liebe

Language: German (Deutsch)

  Keimen sah ich Eure Liebe,
Wie den Weidenzweig am Quell;
Oft war Euch der Himmel trübe,
Oft schien Euch die Sonne hell.
  Stürme beugten oft Euch nieder,
Drohten Untergang und Tod,
Aber Ihr erhobt Euch wieder
Im erhellten Abendroth. --
  Ach wie gern, Ihr Lieben, freute
Meine Seele sich mit Euch!
Wenn nicht ein Geschick mir dräute,
Eurem, nun verfloßnen, gleich.
  Drohende Gewitter drängen
Sich in schwarzer Nacht daher;
Dunkle Wetterwolken hängen
Ueber meine Scheitel her.
  Mit der ängstlichbangen Zähre
Steigt ein Seufzer aus der Nacht:
Daß der Tag auf ewig währe,
Der Euch jetzt so heiter lacht! --
  Blickt aus Eurem Sonnenscheine
Mir den hellen Trost herbey:
Daß mein Aug nicht ewig weine,
Und mich Lieb' auch einst erfreu!

Translation(s): ENG

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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) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-06-16.
Last modified: 2016-06-16 17:18:53
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I saw your love burgeoning

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

 I saw your love burgeoning
Like the willow branches beside the spring;
Your skies were often clouded,
Often the sun shone brightly for you.
  You were often bent by storms,
Portending ruin and death,
But you raised yourselves up again
In the bright red glow of evening. --
  Ah, how gladly, you dear ones, did
My soul rejoice with you!
If only a fate did not hang over me,
Similar to that which has just passed for you.
  Threatening storms surge
Upon me in the dark night;
Dark storm clouds hang
Over my head.
  With my frightened and anxious tears
A sigh rises from out the night:
May the day that now smiles upon you
So joyfully last forever! --
  Send forth from your sunshine
Bright comfort for me:
That my eye shall not weep forever,
And that love shall someday make me glad as well.

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