Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Beharre!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Scheide, ach scheide
Doch nur von Liebe nicht,
[Blüht]1 Liebe gleich zu Leide,
[Ist sie doch]2 Lebens-Licht!3

Scheide, ach scheide,
Doch nur von Hoffnung nicht,
Sie ist ein Stern im Leide,
Ein Gottvergißmeinnicht!4

Scheide, ach scheide
Doch nur vom Glauben nicht!
Der sagt dir: Liebe, leide,
Und hoff' in meinem Licht!5

Scheide, ach scheide
Doch nur vom Leide nicht!
Wer nicht kennt Lieb' im Leide,
Der kennt nicht Lieb' im Licht!6

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Confirmed with Herzenstöne auf Pilgerwegen von Helmina von Chezy geborne Freiin Klencke, Sulzbach, 1833, page 37.

1 Zumsteeg: "Wird"
2 Zumsteeg: "Sie ist des"
3 Zumsteeg adds: "Scheid', o scheide von Liebe nicht!"
4 Zumsteeg adds: "Scheid', o scheide von Hoffnung nicht!"
5 Zumsteeg adds: "Scheid', o scheide vom Glauben nicht!"
6 Zumsteeg adds: "Scheid', o scheide vom Leide nicht!"

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Part, ah part, but only not from love", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tiens bon", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2007-11-20
Line count: 16
Word count: 71

Part, ah part, but only not from love
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Part, ah only part
Not from love,
Even if love immediately [blossoms into]1 suffering,
It [is still]2 the light of life!3

Part, ah only part
Not from hope!
It is a star in suffering,
A God-forget-me-not!4

Part, ah only part
Not from faith!
[Faith] tells you: love, suffer
And hope in my light!5

Part, ah only part
Not from suffering!
Whoever does not know love in suffering,
Does not know love in light!6

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1 Zumsteeg: "becomes"
2 Zumsteeg: "is"
3 Zumsteeg adds: "Part, oh part not from love!"
4 Zumsteeg adds: "Part, oh part not from hope!"
5 Zumsteeg adds: "Part, oh part not from faith!"
6 Zumsteeg adds: "Part, oh part not from suffering!"

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This text was added to the website: 2010-04-20
Line count: 16
Word count: 73