by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Donald George

In dieser weiten Welt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
In dieser weiten Welt
Gar viel vom Himmel fällt,
Manch' Stern und Blütenregen;
Doch seh' ich dein Gesicht,
Schau ich ins hellste Licht,
Draus kommt mir aller Segen;
In dieser weiten Welt
Mir anders nicht gefällt,
Als dich nur anzuschauen;
Je mehr mir das geschicht
Mein Herz zu mir das spricht,
Es gibt kein schöner Frauen


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  • ENG English (Donald George) , title 1: "In this wide world", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2015-02-14
Line count: 12
Word count: 56

In this wide world
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
In this wide world
So much falls from heaven,
Some stars and showers of flowers;
Yet when I see your face
I look in the brightest light
From where comes all blessing.
In this wide world
Nothing else pleases me
As to look at you;
The more that happens to me
The more my heart speaks to me
There is no woman more beautiful. 


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This text was added to the website: 2015-02-14
Line count: 12
Word count: 64