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So bald ein Herz die Liebe fand

Language: German (Deutsch)

So bald ein Herz die Liebe fand,
Blüht ihm die wunderschöne Welt,
Es schlingt ihr rosenrothes Band,
Sich durch der Hoffnung grünes Zelt.

Und wenn ein Herz die Liebe fand,
Ist kalt und nüchtern diese Welt,
Sie kennt ja nicht den lichten Brand,
Der seine innre Welt erhellt.

Ja, wenn ein Herz die Liebe fand,
Dann fand es seine eigne Welt,
Es fand ein unentdecktes Land,
Drin Seligkeit die Knospen schwellt.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Deutscher Dichterwald, Lyrisiche Anthologie von Georg Scherer, Sechste, vermehrte Auflage, Stuttgart: Druck und Verlag von Eduard Hallberger, [1874?], pages 451-452

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-05-26.
Last modified: 2017-05-26 15:59:13
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As soon as a heart has found love

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

As soon as a heart has found love,
A wondrous world blooms for it,
The rose-red ribbon [of the world] winds itself
Through the green canopy of hope.

And when a heart has found love,
This world is cold and prosaic;
It does not know the bright flame
That illuminates [the heart’s] inner world.

Yes, when a heart has found love,
Then it has found its own world;
It has found an undiscovered land,
Wherein bliss causes the buds to swell.

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Translations of title(s):
"Ja, wenn ein Herz die Liebe fand" = "Yes, when a heart has found love"
"So bald ein Herz die Liebe fand" = "As soon as a heart has found love"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Carl Stelter (1823 - 1912), "Ja, wenn ein Herz die Liebe fand"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): John Moeller. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-05-29.
Last modified: 2017-05-29 13:22:44
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