Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Ich liebe dich, so wie du mich
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE IRI ITA SPA
Ich liebe dich, so wie du mich,
Am Abend und am Morgen,
Noch war kein Tag, wo du und ich
Nicht teilten unsre Sorgen.

Auch waren sie für dich und mich
Geteilt leicht zu ertragen;
Du tröstetest im Kummer mich,
Ich weint in deine Klagen.

Drum Gottes Segen über dir,
Du, meines Lebens Freude.
Gott schütze dich, erhalt dich mir,
Schütz und erhalt uns beide.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik houd van jou", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Tender love", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Words of love", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "My love for thee and thine for me"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tendre amour", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Amore tenero", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Eduardo Borja Illescas) , "Te amo", copyright © 1982, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 65

Words of love
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I love you as you love me true
our love is ever-caring,
there was no rough there was no smooth,
that you and me weren't sharing.

And trouble shared is trouble halved,
when troubles are allying;
you were the comfort for my part,
your laments made me crying.

So be God's blessing upon you
My joy, my life, my being.
The Lord may keep and shelter you,
protect and keep us living.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2005 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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This text was added to the website: 2005-02-23
Line count: 12
Word count: 72