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By all means they try to hold me secure

Language: English after the Bangla (Bengali)

By all means they try to hold me secure 
who love me in this world. 
But it is otherwise with thy love 
which is greater than theirs, 
and thou keepest me free.

Lest I forget them 
they never venture to leave me alone. 
But day passes by after day 
and thou art not seen.

If I call not thee in my prayers, 
if I keep not thee in my heart, 
thy love for me still waits for my love.


Translation(s): GER

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  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2010-11-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:06
Line count: 12
Word count: 79

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