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by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947)

Liebe
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Liebe, menschlich zu beglücken,
Nähert sie ein edles Zwei,
Doch zu göttlichem Entzücken
Bildet sie ein köstlich Drei.

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  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Love", written 2011, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2011-12-29
Line count: 4
Word count: 18

Love
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Love, to the delight of all man,
By loving brings to two,
And through God's goodly plan,
Creates a third; that's you.

Rhymed paraphrase.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website: 2011-12-29
Line count: 4
Word count: 22