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Und könnt' ich auch erwecken Dich

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und könnt' ich auch erwecken Dich,
Ich wollt' es doch nicht thun;
Kein Weh soll fürder schrecken Dich,
Du sollst nun ewig ruhn.

Ich will Dir nimmer klagen nun,
Was auch mich trifft fortan;
Mein Schicksal will ich tragen nun,
So still wie Du's gethan.

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "To her who has passed away", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-10-26.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:18
Line count: 8
Word count: 45

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To her who has passed away

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

And even if I could wake you,
I would not do it;
No pain shall startle you anymore,
You shall now rest eternally.

I shall never lament to you now,
Whatever may come upon me in future;
I shall now carry my fate
As quietly as you did.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2017 by Sharon Krebs, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2017-07-28.
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Word count: 48