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Meine Freude war die Rose

Language: German (Deutsch)

Meine Freude war die Rose,
Aber ach! sie blüht nicht mehr:
Meine Hoffnung ist verschwunden,
Meine Welt ist freudenleer.

Für die Freuden fand ich Schmerzen,
Leiden fand ich für das Glück.
Meine Rose schwand und ließ mir
Nichts als Dornen [nur]1 zurück.

Rosen bringt der Frühling wieder,
Aber meine Rose nie.
Blüht, ihr Mädchen, wie die Rosen!
Niemals blühet ihr, wie sie.

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1 Hegar: "mehr"

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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

Text added to the website: 2009-01-19 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:22

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Word count: 62

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