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Wenn Du ein Herz gefunden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn Du ein Herz gefunden,
Das treu mit Dir es meint,
In gut' und bösen Stunden
Bleib' eng mit ihm vereint.

Hörst Du's an Deinem schlagen,
Nichts Schön'res hörst Du je,
Auf Händen mußt Du's tragen,
Und nimmer thu' ihm weh!

Heut' darfst Du's Dein noch nennen
Was Du in ihm umfaßt,
Willst Du's zu spät erkennen,
Wenn Du's verloren hast?!

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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 (Emily Ezust) , "When you have found a heart", copyright © 2012

Text added to the website: 2011-09-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:33
Line count: 12
Word count: 61

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When you have found a heart

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

When you have found a heart
to understand truly your own,
in good and bad times
stay closely united with it.

When you hear it beating against yours,
there is nothing better to hear;
you must carry it in your hands
and never do it harm!

Today if you are permitted still to call yours
what you have enfolded in it,
will you realize too late
when it has been lost to you?

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2012 by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Albert Träger (1830 - 1912), "Wenn Du ein Herz gefunden"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Martin Blumner, R. von Buddenbrock-Hettersdorff, Alexander Julius Paul Dorn, Gustav Bruno Dost, Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild, Heinrich Kaspar Schmid. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2012-11-20.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:05
Line count: 12
Word count: 73