Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Es ist ein Morgen kommen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Es ist ein Morgen kommen,
   So schön, als einer je,
   Denn Lieb' ist bald entglommen,
   Und schmückt mein weißes Reh.
   O Morgen hold, o Morgen süß,
   Verzeih', daß ich Dich nicht besser grüß'!
   Wüßt' ich 'nen Gruß, der besser lacht,
   Ich hätt' ihn Dir schon dargebracht.
   O, Morgen, Du bist kommen
   So schön, als einer je!

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Confirmed with Friedrich Baron de la Motte Fouqué, Die Runenschrift. Ein altsächsisches Schauspiel in drei Aufzügen, in: Dramatische Dichtungen für Deutsche, Berlin: bei Julius Eduard Hitzig, 1813, page 137


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "A morning has come", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-29
Line count: 10
Word count: 56

A morning has come
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
A morning has come,
  As beautiful as any that ever dawned,
  For love soon glowed into being,
  And adorned my white doe.
  Oh morning lovely, oh morning sweet,
  Forgive me that I do not greet you more worthily!
  If I knew of a greeting that laughs better,
  I would already have presented it to you.
  Oh morning, you have come
  As beautiful as any that ever dawned!


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This text was added to the website: 2015-12-29
Line count: 10
Word count: 67