by Hugo Conrat (1845 - 1906)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

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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Cher Dieu, tu sais combien souvent je me...
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Cher Dieu, tu sais combien souvent je me suis repentie,
D'avoir donné à mon bien-aimé une fois un baiser.
Le cœur a commandé que je devais l'embrasser,
Je penserai, aussi longtemps que je vivrais, à ce premier baiser.

Cher Dieu, tu sais combien souvent dans la nuit silencieuse
Dans la joie et la peine j'ai pensé à mon trésor.
L'amour est doux bien qu'amer soit le repentir,
Mon pauvre cœur restera toujours à lui, toujours à lui.

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