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So halt' ich endlich dich umfangen

Language: German (Deutsch)

So halt' ich endlich dich umfangen,
In süßes Schweigen starb das Wort,
Und meine trunk'nen Lippen hangen
An deinen Lippen fort und fort!

Was nur das Glück vermag zu geben,
In sel'ger Fülle ist es mein;
Ich habe dich, geliebtes Leben,
Was braucht es mehr als dich allein?

O, decke jetzt des Schicksals Wille
Mit Nacht die Welt und ihre Zier,
Und nur dein Auge schwebe stille,
Ein blauer Himmel über mir.


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 (T. P. (Peter) Perrin) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29

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At last I hold you in an embrace

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

At last I hold you in an embrace,
words vanish into sweet silence,
and my intoxicated lips
will hang on yours for ever.
 
What only fortune can give
is mine in blest abundance;
I have you, beloved life,
what more is needed than you alone?
 
O let it now be fate's intention
to cover the world and its glitter with night,
leaving only your eyes, hushed, to hover
over me like a blue sky.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884), no title, appears in Jugendgedichte, in 1. Erstes Buch, in Lieder als Intermezzo, no. 19
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): August Busch, Ernst Paul Flügel, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, Heinrich Karl Johann Hofmann, Friedrich Gustav Jansen, Marie Charlotte Henriette von Kehler, Kornelis Jacobus Kuiler, Henriette Müller Marion, Heinrich August Marschner, Franz Mayerhoff, E. Moy, Hermann Strusch, Friedrich Hieronymus Truhn, Max Wilhelm Karl Vogrich, Severin Warteresiewicz. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2012-02-28 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:48

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