by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation Singable translation by E. Buek

Die Stunde sei gesegnet
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Die Stunde sei gesegnet,
Wo ich dir bin begegnet,
Wenn diese Liebe Lust
Dir weckt in stiller Brust,
Wie Tau auf Blumen regnet!

Der Stunde sei geflucht,
Wo ich dein Herz gesucht,
Wenn in dir diese Liebe
Statt milder Freudentriebe
Soll tragen herbe Frucht! --

Gesegnet ist die Stunde,
Sprach sie mit süßem Munde,
Mir ist kein Weh gescheh'n;
Den Himmel fühl' ich stehn
In meines Herzens Grunde.

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That hour shall blest indeed be
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
That hour shall blest indeed be,
In which I first did meet thee,
If to thy inmost heart
This love doth joy impart
As dew to flow'rs my sweet be!

That hour with curse be fraught,
In which thy heart I sought,
If I, in love bestowing,
Instead of gladness knowing,
A bitter grief have bought!

"My soul that hour e'er blesses,"
A rosy mouth confesses
Thy love is all I crave,
Then heav'n itself I have
Within my heart's recesses.

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This text was added to the website: 2009-02-15
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