by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729 - 1781)

Ohne Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT
Ohne Liebe 
Lebe, wer da kann;
Wenn er auch ein Mensch schon bliebe,
Bleibt er doch kein Mann.

Süße Liebe
Mach' mein Lebensüß,
Stille ein die regen Triebe
Sonder Hindernis!

Schmachten lassen
Sei der Schönen Pflicht;
Nur uns ewig schmachten lassen,
Dieses sei sie nicht!

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Lied (‘Zonder liefde’)", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Cançó", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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