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Nun will ich mit dem reinsten Klang

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun will ich mit dem reinsten Klang
Mein Saitenspiel wohl rühren,
Nun soll sich meines Liedes Sang
Die höchste Wette küren,
Daß Aller Augen auf mich schau'n,
Wenn ich die Kunst erprobe
Euch holden Mädchen, schönen Frau'n
Zu Liebe und zu Lobe.

Gegrüßet seid mit allem Preis,
Ihr Zarten, Süßen, Losen,
Ihr stolzen, schlanken Lilien weiß
Und ihr, ihr rothen Rosen!
Ihr aller Schuld ein Schirm und Dach,
Ein Schild vor allem Leide,
Voll milder Güte ein klarer Bach,
Eine schimmernde Augenweide.

Ihr seid ein edler Würzewein,
Der Liebe Ingesiegel,
Voll süßer Lust ein goldner Schrein,
Der Treue starker Riegel.
Wenn ihr euch lieb und hold mir neigt
Mit eurem Gruß und Segen,
Mir's wunniglich zu Herzen steigt
Wie duftiger Maienregen.

Und lächelt mir eu'r rother Mund,
So bin ich schon eu'r eigen,
Und was mir blüht auf Herzensgrund,
Das kann ich nicht verschweigen;
Minniglich will ich sel'ger Mann
Euch in die Augen schauen,
So lang' ich singen und sagen kann,
Will ich lieben und loben die Frauen.

Translation(s): ENG

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Now I shall with the purest tones", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-02-27 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-06-03 13:08:58

Line count: 32
Word count: 168

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