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O glaub', wenn von deiner Huldgestalt

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

O glaub', wenn von deiner Huldgestalt,
Die so schimmernd vor mir jetzt steht
Und im herrlichsten Glanze der Schönheit strahlt,
Einst Reiz um Reiz verweht:
Ich liebte dich doch, wie ich stets dich geliebt
In deiner Holdseligkeit,
Und wär' auch die Pracht deiner Schönheit zerstiebt,
Mein Herz bleibt stets dir geweiht.

Ob aus deinem lieblichen Angesicht
Das Glück spricht oder der Schmerz,
Ob dein Reiz sich erhöht oder alternd zerbricht,
Stets liebt und preist dich mein Herz!
Das Herz, das sich wahrhafter Liebe bewusst,
Liebt auch dann, wenn Unglück ihm winkt,
So blickt auch die Blume zur Sonn' voll Lust,
Ob sie aufgeht oder versinkt.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Based on
  • a text in English by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852), no title, written 1808
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Victor Herbert, John Andrew Stevenson. Go to the text.

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

  • by Ignaz Brüll (1846 - 1907), "O glaub', wenn von deiner Huldgestalt", op. 77 (Vier irische Lieder für 1 Singstimme mit Pianoforte auf Gedichte von Thomas Moore) no. 2, published 1898 [voice and piano], Langensalza, Beyer & Söhne [ sung text verified 1 time]

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Oh know, when of your lovely image", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-08-07.
Last modified: 2017-05-15 10:46:39
Line count: 16
Word count: 105

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Oh know, when of your lovely image

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Oh know, when of your lovely image,
Which now stands so shimmeringly before me
And glows in the most glorious radiance of beauty,
Someday allurement after allurement should pass away:
I would love you still as I always loved you
In your loveliness,
And even if the splendour of your beauty were scattered,
My heart shall always remain dedicated to you.

Whether from your sweet face
Happiness speaks or pain,
Whether your charm increases or is broken by age,
My heart shall always love and praise you!
The heart that is aware of true love
Loves even when misfortune beckons;
Thus as well the flower looks toward the sun full of joy,
Whether it be rising or sinking.

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Based on
Based on
  • a text in English by Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852), no title, written 1808
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Victor Herbert, John Andrew Stevenson. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-05-29.
Last modified: 2017-05-29 13:21:07
Line count: 16
Word count: 118