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Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten

Language: German

Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten,
Die Seligkeit, die uns erfüllt?
Nein, bis in seine tiefsten Falten
Sei allen unser Herz enthüllt!

Wenn zwei in Liebe sich gefunden,
Geht Jubel hin durch die Natur,
In längern wonnevollen Stunden
Legt sich der Tag auf Wald und Flur.

Selbst aus der Eiche morschem Stamm,
Die ein Jahrtausend überlebt,
Steigt neu des Wipfels grüne Flamme
Und rauscht von Jugendlust durchbebt.

Zu höherm Glanz und Dufte brechen
Die Knospen auf beim Glück der Zwei,
Und süßer rauscht es in den Bächen,
Und reicher blüht und glänzt der Mai.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

Submitted by Lawrence Snyder


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 (Lawrence Snyder) (Rebecca Plack) , "How shall we keep it secret", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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