by Oscar von Redwitz-Schmölz (1823 - 1891)
Translation Singable translation by Charles Fonteyn Manney (1872 - 1951)

Es muß was Wunderbares sein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FIN FRE
Es muß [was]1 Wunderbares sein
Ums Lieben zweier Seelen,
Sich schließen ganz einander ein,
Sich nie ein Wort verhehlen,
Und Freud und Leid und Glück und Not
So mit einander tragen;
Vom ersten Kuß bis [in]2 den Tod
Sich nur von Liebe sagen.

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1 Liszt: "ein"
2 Backer-Grøndahl: "an"

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "It must be a wonderful thing", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "A wondrous rapture must it be", first published 1911
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Ce doit être une chose merveilleuse", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)


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A wondrous rapture must it be
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
A wondrous rapture must it be,
The love of two souls plighted,
Whose faith, from all concealment free,
No word or thought has blighted.
Come joy or pain, come weal or woe,
Each shares the same emotion,
From that first kiss e'en unto death
With love's unchanged devotion.

From Franz Liszt. Thirty Songs. edited by Charles Armbruster. Dover Publications, Inc., New York.

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Text added to the website: 2011-04-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-09-17 22:25:02
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