by Hugo Conrat (1845 - 1906)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Lieber Gott, du weißt, wie oft bereut...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Hungarian (Magyar) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Lieber Gott, du weißt, wie oft bereut ich hab,
Daß ich meinem Liebsten einst ein Küßchen gab.
Herz gebot, daß ich ihn küssen muß,
Denk, solang ich leb, an diesen ersten Kuß.

Lieber Gott, du weißt, wie oft in stiller Nacht
Ich in Lust und Leid an meinen Schatz gedacht.
Lieb ist süß, wenn bitter auch die Reu,
Armes Herze bleibt ihm ewig, ewig treu.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2019
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Buon Dio, sai bene quante volte mi sono pentita", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Dear God, You know how often I've been...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dear God, You know how often I've been sorry 
That I once gave my beloved a little kiss.
My heart told me that I had to kiss him;
As long as I live, I'll think about that first kiss.

Dear God, You know how often in the silent night
I've thought of my beloved in joy and sorrow.
Love is sweet, even if regret is bitter;
My poor heart will forever be true to him.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2019 by Emily Ezust

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