by Hans Christian Andersen (1805 - 1875)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Min Tankes Tanke ene du er vorden
Language: Danish (Dansk) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE GER IRI
Min Tankes Tanke ene du er vorden,
Du er mit Hjertes første Kærlighed.
Jeg elsker Dig, som Ingen her på Jorden,
Jeg elsker Dig i Tid og Evighed!

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  • ENG English (Nils Lid Hjort) , "I love you", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Je t'aime", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Mein einzig Sinnen, Trachten sollst du...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Danish (Dansk) 
Mein einzig Sinnen, Trachten sollst du werden,
du, meines Herzens erste Lieb und Freud.
Ich liebe dich, wie niemand hier auf Erden,
ich liebe dich bis in die Ewigkeit!

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Translation of title "Jeg elsker Dig" = "Ich liebe dich"


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