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Ich frage nicht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich frage nicht: "hast Du mich lieb?"
Ich fühls, es kann nicht anders sein.
Uns fügte Gott! Er selber schrieb
in's ew'ge Buch der Lieb uns ein.
Drum fühl ich stets die gleiche Herzensfreud
zu jeder Stund wo du mir nah.
Mit ist so wonnig ganz, als sei's erst heut,
daß ich zum ersten Mal Dich sah.

Ich sage nicht: "ich liebe dich,"
Du weißt, es kann nicht anders sein;
Doch wie ich Dein so inniglich,
das weiß nur Gott und ich allein.
Ein stummer Blick der höchsten Seligkeit
sagt mehr, als je durchs Wort geschah:
Der Blick, mit dem ich einst mich Dir geweiht,
als ich zum ersten Mal Dich sah.


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Harry Joelson

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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 [singable] (Lewis Novra) , title 1: "I do not ask if thou art mine"


Text added to the website: 2010-12-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:31
Line count: 16
Word count: 112

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I do not ask if thou art mine

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I do not ask if thou art mine,
I feel that I have guess'd aright;
God's holy book, in words divine,
Has taught me love must love requite!
Whene'er upon thy beauteous face I gaze,
I feel the sweet delight anew
That fill'd my heart in those old happy days
When first thy dear form met my view.

I do not say 'tis [thee]1 I love
What need, since thou dost know it well,
But how I love thee God above,
Who reads  all hearts alone, can tell!
One fond mute look of happiness untold,
Far more than words, can show anew
The spell that bound my heart in chains of gold
When first thy dear form met my view.


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From a Moszkowski score.
1 the score has "thou"

Submitted by Harry Joelson

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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)

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Text added to the website: 2010-12-08.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:09
Line count: 16
Word count: 120