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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.

Last modified: 2016-07-13 13:02:11
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Word count: 102

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Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Zo lang, ach, al zo lang doorspeelt
Een beeld, een lieflijk eng’lenbeeld,
Zo leuk, zo teer, zo mooi, zo zacht,
Dit hart, dat steeds maar hoopt en wacht.
Vaak speelt het op in stille nacht,
Vaak heeft het mij haast omgebracht;
Het is zo trouw, bemint zo rein,
En moet vergeefs zo teder zijn!
Het vecht en worstelt, slaat op tilt,
Het stormt en raast, geen zee zo wild;
Verlichting wil ‘t, slechts rust en troost,
Ach, niemand die ’t naar redding loodst.
Getroost, jij liefdeszieke hart!
Getroost, dra eindigt al jouw smart,
Dra zendt de hemel vrede neer
En krijg je rust, je leeft niet meer.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Gottlieb von Leon (1757 - 1830)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Joseph Haydn, Johann Holzer. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-07-13.
Last modified: 2016-07-13 13:02:25
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Word count: 107