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Von der Liebe nur Blinde sollen singen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Von der Liebe nur Blinde sollen singen,
Denn die Liebe ist blind;
Von der Liebe nur Greise sollen singen,
Denn der Greis ist ein Kind.

Von der Liebe nur Leidende sollen singen,
Denn die Liebe ist Leid,
Und tät' sie auch tausendmal klingen
Wie [die]1 Fröhlichkeit.

Und die Lieb' und die Blindheit irren Beide
[Durch die] Welt immerzu;
Doch im Tode strahlt Licht für alle Beide,
Und im Grabe ist Ruh'!

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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: 2007-07-16.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:25
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