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Die sieben Siegel

Language: German (Deutsch)

Weil ich dich nicht legen kann
Unter Schloß und Riegel; 
Dir zum Abschied leg' ich an
Diese sieben Siegel. 

Küsse sollen Siegel sein,
Einer auf die Lippe, 
Daß am Nektarkelche kein
Honigdieb mir nippe! 

Dieses Siegel auf die Brust,
Auf den Nacken dieses; 
Fremder Wunsch sei fern der Lust
Meines Paradieses! 

Zweie noch auf Wang' und Wang'
Und auf Aug' und Auge; 
Daß kein Mund danach verlang',
Und kein Blick hier sauge! 

Liebes Kind, um deine Schuld 
Trag die Siegel in Geduld!
Morgen wollen wir die bösen 
Sieben Siegel wieder lösen.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by John Versmoren


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , title 1: "The seven seals", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:48
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