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Hat dich die Liebe berührt

Language: German (Deutsch)

Hat dich die Liebe berührt,
Still unterm lärmenden Volke
Gehst du in goldner Wolke,
Sicher [vom Gotte]1 geführt.

Nur wie verloren, umher
Lässest die Blicke du wandern,
Gönnst ihre Freuden den Andern,
Trägst nur nach einem Begehr.

Scheu in dich selber verzückt,
Möchtest du [hehlen]2 vergebens,
Daß nun die Krone des Lebens
Strahlend die Stirn dir schmückt.

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE FRE

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Confirmed with Gedichte, vierte, neu durchgesehene und stark vermehrte Auflage, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1889, pages 56-57.
1 Marx: "von Gott"
2 Marx: "leugnen"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Si l'amour t'a touché", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , 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 10:01:33
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If love has touched you

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

If love has touched you,
Then quietly among the noisy throng
You walk in a golden cloud,
Led safely [by a god]1

As if lost, you let your gaze
Stray about,
You do not begrudge others their joys,
You only yearn for one thing.

Timidly withdrawn into yourself in rapture,
You vainly try to [conceal]2
That now the crown of life
Glowingly adorns your brow.

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1 Marx: "by God"
2 Marx: "deny"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914), no title, appears in Neues Leben FRE FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Felix Blaesing, Joseph Marx, Paul Pfitzner, Felix Semon. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-07-10.
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