by Peter Cornelius (1824 - 1874)
Translation Singable translation by John Bernhoff (flourished 1906-1908)

Wieder möcht' ich dir begegnen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wieder möcht' ich Dir begegnen,
Wieder schauen Deinen Blick;
Aber was auch mein Geschick,
Deine liebe Seele will ich segnen.

Leben möcht' ich Dir zu Füßen,
Blumen streuen vor Dich hin,
Aber, ob ich ferne bin,
Deine liebe Seele will ich grüßen.

[Bleib]1 ich ewig auch vertrieben,
Meinem reinsten Glücke fern,
Deine Seele ist mein Stern,
Deine liebe Seele will ich lieben.

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1 in some versions, "Blieb" (cf. Peter Cornelius literarische werke, Breitkopf und Härtel, 1904, Volumes 3-4, p. 4).

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

  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , title 1: "Once more I would like to greet you", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , title 1: "Could I once again caress thee"


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Could I once again caress thee
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Could I once again caress thee
Whom my heart has ne'er forgot!
But whatever be my lot,
For thine angel soul I'll pray, and bless thee.

At thy feet would I be kneeling,
Strew thy path with flow'rs of May,
Yet though I be far away,
To thine angel soul my thoughts are stealing.

Be a home on earth denied me,
Tho' from thee I wander far,
Let thy spirit be my star,
Let thine angel soul, love, guard and guide me!

From the Liszt score.

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