Attention! Some of this material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission. It is also illegal to reprint copyright texts or translations without the name of the author or translator.
To inquire about permissions and rates, contact Emily Ezust at
If you wish to reprint translations, please make sure you include the names of the translators in your email. They are below each translation.
Note: You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.
O sage nicht, o sage nicht dass Lieben wie ein Traum vergeht, Und fühlst du nicht, dass unser Glück In allen Lüften weht, Auf allen Wassern ruht, Aus allen Sonnen blinkt, Aus allen Sternen strahlt, Und einst mit uns in's ew'ge sinkt.
- by Rudolf Georg Binding (1867 - 1938) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Mathilde, Baroness Willy de Rothschild (1832 - 1924), "O sage nicht" [voice and piano] [text verified 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "O do not say", copyright © 2012
Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
This text was added to the website: 2012-11-15
Line count: 8
Word count: 42
O do not say, o do not say That Love dies away like a dream; for do you not feel that our happiness wafts in all the air, rests on all the water, shines in all the sun, gleams from all the stars, and will sink with us someday into Eternity?
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2012 by Emily Ezust
Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:
Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/
For any other purpose, please write to the e-mail address below to request permission and discuss possible fees.
This text was added to the website: 2012-11-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 51