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Kennst du nicht das Glutverlangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Kennst du nicht das Glutverlangen,
Diese Qual und diese Lust?
Die mit Hoffen und mit Bangen
Woget durch die enge Brust?

Siehst du denn nicht, wie ich bebe,
Schein' ich lächelnd auch und kalt,
Wie ich ringe, wie ich strebe
Gegen deine Allgewalt!

Ahnst du nichts von meinen Schmerzen,
Hast du Mitleid nicht für mich?
Spricht im unentweihten Herzen
Keine Stimme denn für mich?

Laß die Qual mich nicht verzehren,
Ach Maria, sei doch mein!
Dir nur will ich angehören,
Ich will ganz dein eigen sein!

Translation(s): DUT 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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bekentenis", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "Do you not know the burning desire", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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