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Ich liebe dich, weil ich dich lieben...

Language: German

Ich liebe dich, weil ich dich lieben muß;
Ich liebe dich, weil ich nicht anders kann;
Ich liebe dich nach einem Himmelsschluß;
Ich liebe dich durch einen Zauberbann. 

Dich [lieb]1 ich, wie die Rose ihren Strauch;
Dich lieb ich, wie die Sonne ihren Schein;
Dich lieb ich, weil du bist mein Lebenshauch;
Dich lieb ich, weil dich lieben ist mein Sein.



Translation(s): ENG FRE ENG

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1 Bachlund, Liszt: "liebe" (passim in this stanza)

Authorship

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: "I love you", copyright ©
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , title 1: "I love but thee"

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