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Ich liebe dich und will dich ewig lieben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich will von Neuem dir es angeloben,
Und alle Götter hören mich da oben!
In meinem tiefsten Herzen steht's geschrieben,
Ich liebe dich und will dich ewig lieben!

Ein Feuer fühl' ich heftig in mir brennen,
Die Liebe ist's, willst du es anders nennen!
Im Innern steht's mit Flammenschrift geschrieben:
Ich liebe dich und will dich ewig lieben!

Und laß mich dann auch in dein Auge blicken,
Gewähre mir dies himmlische Entzücken!
So lange nur, bis dort auch steht geschrieben:
Ich liebe dich und will dich ewig lieben!

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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: "I love you and shall love you forever!", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55
Line count: 12
Word count: 88

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I love you and shall love you forever!

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I want to swear it to you anew,
And [may] all the gods above hear me!
It is written in the depths of my heart:
I love you and shall love you forever!

I feel a fire burning intensely within me.
It is love, [even if] you give it another name!
Within me is written in letters of fire:
I love you and shall love you forever!

And let me then look into your eyes as well,
Grant me this heavenly rapture
Only until there, too, it is written:
I love you and shall love you forever!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2006 by Sharon Krebs, (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: 2006-04-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:18
Line count: 12
Word count: 97