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Language: German (Deutsch)

Ach! dass meine Worte nicht Worte sind,
die von Mund zu Mund geh'n.
Ach! dass meine Sprache nicht Worte find't
zu wahrstem, innnigstem Fleh'n!

Ach! dass meine Worte nicht Blicke sind,
die sagen, wie sehr ich dich liebe!
Ach! dass sie nicht sagen, was ich empfind',
des Herzens geweihteste Triebe!

Ach! dass meine Worte nicht Küsse sind,
die lange wie Feuer noch sprüh'n,
und am besten sagen, was ich empfind'
von der Liebe süssestem Glüh'n!

Ach! dass meine Worte nicht Thränen sind,
die liebend zum Herzen dir dringen,
und mit Blick und Kuss im Perlengewind'
den Frieden, die Ruhe dir bringen!

Note: J.C. Eschmann's setting credits author as "Pauline E."

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)

Text added to the website: 2008-08-29 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:52

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Word count: 101

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