by Georg Scherer (1824 - 1909)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Nun mir dein Herz gestanden
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Nun mir dein Herz gestanden
Was lang dein Mund verhehlt,
Hat es mit heil'gen Banden
Dem meinen sich vermählt.

Wie dich in sel'gem Schweigen
Mein Arm umschlungen hält,
So bleibst du nun mein eigen
Vor Gott und aller Welt.

Schlag nicht die Augen nieder,
O sei nicht scheu und bang!
Ich laß dich nimmer wieder
Mein ganzes Leben lang.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Georg Scherer, vierte, vermehrte Auflage, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Berlin, Wien: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1894, page 60


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Now that your heart has confessed to me
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Now that your heart has confessed to me
That which your lips long concealed,
With holy bonds [your heart]
Has wedded itself to mine.
Just as how in blissful silence
My arms hold you embraced,
Thus you shall remain my own
Before God and all the world.
Do not cast down your eyes,
Oh do not be shy and anxious!
I shall never leave you again
For the rest of my life.

About the headline (FAQ)

Translated titles:
"Mein!" = "Mine!"
"Dich lass ich nimmer wieder" = "I shall never leave you again"


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