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Wenn sanft du mir im Arme schliefst

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn sanft du mir im Arme schliefst,
ich deinen Atem hören konnte,
im Traum du meinen Namen riefst,
um deinen Mund ein Lächeln sonnte -
Glückes genug.

Und wenn nach heißem, ernstem Tag
du mir verscheuchtest schwere Sorgen,
wenn ich an deinem Herzen lag
und nicht mehr dachte an ein Morgen -
Glückes genug.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE

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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) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "When you slept softly in my arms", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Friedrich Karl Grimm) , "Blissfulness"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "C'était du bonheur", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:39
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Word count: 54

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Toen zacht jij in mijn armen sliep

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

Toen zacht jij in mijn armen sliep,
Jouw ademen mijn oren streelde,
En dromend jij mijn naam nog riep,
En om je mond een glimlach speelde – 
Zoveel geluk!

Als na een hete, zware dag
Jij mij ontnam mijn zware zorgen,
Wanneer ik aan jouw hart dan lag
En niet meer nadacht over morgen – 
Zoveel geluk!

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Translations of title(s):
"Wenn sanft du mir" = "Toen zacht jij in mijn armen"
"Glücks genug" = "Zoveel geluk!"
"Glückes genug" = "Zoveel geluk!"


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2019 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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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Detlev von Liliencron (1844 - 1909), "Glückes genug", appears in Adjudantenritte, in Liebeslied, no. 2 CAT ENG ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Eduard Behm, Julius Bercht, Rudolph Bergh, Henk Bijvanck, Friedrich Karl Grimm, Max Reger, Richard Georg Strauss, Georg Vollerthun, Hermann Karl Josef Zilcher, Wim Zwaag. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2019-03-02.
Last modified: 2019-03-02 14:03:36
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Word count: 57