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Die Liebste fragt, warum ich liebe?

Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Liebste fragt, warum ich liebe? 
Wie wenn, o schöne Fragerin, 
Ich dir die Antwort schuldig bliebe, 
Warum ich atme, leb' und bin? 

Die Liebste fragt mich, was ich liebe? 
Dich lieb' ich und die Welt in dir, 
Ich lieb' in dir des Schöpfers Liebe,
Und seiner Schöpfung Zier an dir.

About the headline (FAQ)

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

  • by Arno Kleffel (1840 - 1913), "Die Liebste fragt, warum ich liebe?", op. 14 (Sechs Gesänge) no. 2, published 1873 [voice and piano], Leipzig, Breitkopf & Härtel [
     text not verified 

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