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Wie lieb du mir im Herzen bist

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

Ich möchte dir wohl gerne sagen,
Wie lieb du mir im Herzen bist,
Nun aber weiss ich nichts zu sagen,
Weil es so ganz unmöglich ist!

Und mag ich's alle Tage singen,
Wie lieb du mir im Herzen bist,
Doch werd' ich's nimmer fertig bringen,
Weil es so ganz unmöglich ist!

Und weil es nie ist auszusprechen,
Weil's Lieben so unendlich ist,
So magst du meine Augen fragen,
Wie lieb du mir im Herzen bist!

Darinnen wirst du deutlich sehen,
Wie lieb du mir im Herzen bist,
Darinnen wirst du deutlich sehen,
Was jedem Wort unmöglich ist!


Translation(s): ENG

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Note: when misattributed to Richter, it is under his pseudonym Jean Paul.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

Authorship


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Gottfried Wilhelm Fink (1783 - 1846), "Ich wollte dir so gerne sagen"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Heinrich Dorn, Carl Friedrich Johann Girschner. Go to the text.

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

  • by Josephine Lang (1815 - 1880), "Wie lieb du mir im Herzen bist", op. 1 (Acht deutsche Lieder) no. 5 (1828), published 1831 [voice and piano], München, Falter und Sohn, note: published without an opus number; designated by Lang in 1867 as opus 1 [
     text not verified 
    ]
  • by Josephine Lang (1815 - 1880), "Wie lieb du mir im Herzen bist", op. 38[39] (Sechs Lieder) no. 5 (1839), published 1867 [voice and piano], Leipzig und Winterthur, J. Rieter-Biedermann [
     text verified 1 time
    ]

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Gottfried Wilhelm Fink (1783 - 1847) , title 1: "Ich wollte dir so gerne sagen" by Carl Friedrich Johann Girschner, Heinrich Dorn.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "How dear you are to me in my heart", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2006-06-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
Line count: 16
Word count: 97

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