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Gebet an das Leben

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

Gewiß, so liebt ein Freund den Freund
wie ich dich liebe, rätselvolles Leben!
Ob ich in dir gejauchzt, geweint, 
ob du mir Leid, ob du mir Lust gegeben, 
ich liebe dich mit deinem Glück und Harme,
und wenn du mich vernichten mußt, 
entreiße ich schmerzvoll mich deinem Arme,
gleich wie der Freund der Freundesbrust.


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Prayer to Life", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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