by Henriette Wilhelmine Auguste von Schorn (1807 - 1869), as Henriette Nordheim

Ach, was ist Leben doch so schwer
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ach, was ist Leben doch so schwer,
[Wenn]1, was Du lieb hast, ist nicht mehr!
Aber sei still!
Weil Gott es will.
 
Ach, was ist Sterben doch so schwer,
[Wenn]1, was Du lieb hast, weint umher.
Aber sei still!
Weil Gott es will.
 
Ach, Leben, Sterben wär' nicht schwer,
Wenn unser Herz nur stille wär'!
Darum sei still!
Weil Gott es will.

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Confirmed with Zwei Menschenalter. Erinnerungen und Briefe, herausgegeben von Adelheid von Schorn, Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1901, page 19

1 Liszt: "Wann"

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