by Hugo Conrat (1845 - 1906)
Translation © by Leonard Lehrman

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Leonard Lehrman) , title 1: "Dear God, Thou know'st how oft I've rued this", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Buon Dio, sai bene quante volte mi sono pentita", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:24
Line count: 8
Word count: 65

Dear God, Thou know'st how oft I've rued this
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Dear God, Thou know'st how oft I've rued this:
That I gave my lover once a little kiss.
Heart's command I kiss him, how dismiss?
And long as I live I'll think of that first kiss.

Dear God, Thou know'st how oft in still of night,
How in joy and pain on him my thoughts delight.
Love is sweet, though bitter oft to rue;
My poor heart is his and ever, ever true.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 1996 by Leonard Lehrman, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., please ask the copyright-holder(s) directly.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:24
Line count: 8
Word count: 73