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Wie gerne dir zu Füßen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie gerne dir zu Füßen
    Sing ich mein tiefstes Lied,
Indes das heil'ge Abendgold
    Durchs Bogenfenster sieht.
Im Takte wogt dein schönes Haupt,
    Dein Herz hört stille zu,
Ich aber falte die Hände
    Und singe: Wie schön bist du!

Wie gerne dir zu Füßen
    Schau' ich in dein Gesicht!
Wie Mitleid bebt es drüber hin;
    Dein Mitleid will ich nicht!
Ich weiß es wohl, du spielst mit mir,
    Und dennoch sonder Ruh'
Lieg' ich vor dir und singe,
    Singe: Wie schön bist du!

Wie gerne dir zu Füßen
    Stürb' ich in stummer Qual!
Doch lieber möcht ich springen empor
    Und küssen dich tausendmal,
Möcht' küssen dich, ja küssen dich
    Einen Tag lang immerzu
Und sinken hin und sterben
    Und singen: Wie schön bist du!

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "How fair art thou!"

Text added to the website: 2007-12-02 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:21
Line count: 24
Word count: 124

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