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Wenn ich mir in stiller Seele

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn ich mir in stiller Seele
Singe leise Lieder vor:
Wie ich fühle, daß sie fehle,
Die ich einzig [auserkohr]1;
Möcht' ich hoffen, daß sie sänge,
Was ich ihr so gern vertraut;
Ach! aus dieser Brust und Enge
Drängen frohe Lieder laut.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Goethe's poetische und prosaische Werke, Erster Band, Verlag der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, Stuttgart, 1836, page 200.

Note (provided by Lau Kanen): Goethe dedicated ‘Wenn ich mir in stiller Seele’ to Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel in 1827.

1 Hensel: "mir erkohr"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "When, in my quiet soul", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2008-06-25.
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