by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Nächtliche Wanderung
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wie funkeln hell die Sterne,
Wie denk' ich Dein so gerne!
Mein süsses Lieb',
Mein treues Lieb' in der Ferne!
Doch bist Du nicht lang mehr fern von mir,
Es führt mich ja heute mein Weg zu Dir!


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Nighttime wandering", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-12-05
Line count: 6
Word count: 38

Nighttime wandering
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
How brightly the stars twinkle,
How gladly I think of you!
My sweet love,
My faithful love in the distance!
But you shall not be far from me much longer,
For today my way leads me to you!


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This text was added to the website: 2018-12-06
Line count: 6
Word count: 38