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O versenk', o versenk' dein Leid

Language: German

»O versenk', o versenk' dein Leid,
mein Kind, in die See, in die tiefe See!«
Ein Stein wohl bleibt auf des Meeres Grund,
mein Leid kommt stets in die Höh'.

»Und die Lieb', die du im Herzen trägst,
brich sie ab, brich sie ab, mein Kind!«
Ob die Blum' auch stirbt, wenn man sie bricht,
treue Lieb' nicht so geschwind.

»Und die Treu', und die Treu',
's war nur ein Wort, in den Wind damit hinaus.«
O Mutter und splittert der Fels auch im [Sturm]1,
Meine Treue, die hält ihn aus.



Translation(s): ENG ITA FRE DUT

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1 Brahms: "Wind"

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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)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Constancy", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Amore fedele", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Amour fidèle", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Onverwoestbare liefde", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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