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Sanftes Licht

Language: German (Deutsch)

        Sanftes Licht
        Weiche nicht!
Leite des Geliebten Tritte
Her zu dieser stillen Hütte,
Wo an seines Mädchens Brust
Ihn erwartet Himmelslust.

Herz um Herz und Treu für Treue,
Fern von Neid und fern von Reue,
Wie in stolzer Säle Pracht
Für die Liebe friedlich wacht.

        Ist nicht rein!
Nur in Deinem milden Strahle,
Schwelgt das Herz beim Göttermahle,
Das der Liebe Hand ihm beut,
Unbelauscht und unbereut.

Translation(s): CAT DUT

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "A la lluna", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Aan de maan", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-07-18.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:25
Line count: 18
Word count: 71

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Aan de maan

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

Teder licht,
Niet gezwicht!
Leid toch mijn bemindes schreden
Naar die stille hut hier heden,
Waar hem aan zijn meisjes bust’
’n Hemel wacht van zoete lust.

Hart om hart en trouw voor trouwe,
Ver van nijd en ver van rouwe,
Zoals in trotse zalen pracht
Houdt voor liefde kalm de wacht.

Matig zicht!
Enkel in jouw milde stralen
Kan een man zijn hart ophalen,
’n Maal door liefdeshand bereid,
Onbespied en zonder spijt.

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2018 by Lau Kanen, (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: 2018-04-06.
Last modified: 2018-04-06 18:03:36
Line count: 18
Word count: 77