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Liebessehnen

Language: German

Mein erster Gedanke,
Mein letzter Gedanke,
Geliebte, bist du;
Wenn ich erwache,
Wenn ich entschlummre,
Gedenke ich dein.

Von dir kaum geschieden,
Verlangt es mich sehnend
Von Neuem zurück;
Ich zähle die Stunden
Mit heißem Verlangen
Dich wiederzusehn.

Es dränget die Seele
Zur glücklichen Nähe,
Ich eile zu dir;
Wenn ich dich gefunden,
So bin ich beseligt,
Im Himmel schon hier!



Translation(s): ENG
J. Lang sets stanza 1

Text verified with Gedichte des Königs Ludwig von Bayern, Erster Theil, zweite vermehrte Ausgabe, München: Verlag der Literarischen Artistischen Anstalt der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, page 260

Submitted by Sharon Krebs

Authorship

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

    * by Josephine Lang (1815 - 1880) , "Liebessehnen", op. 1 (Acht deutsche Lieder) no. 3 (1828), published 1831, stanza 1 [voice and piano], München, Falter und Sohn, note: published without an opus number; designated by Lang in 1867 as opus 1
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Love's Longing", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-06-12.

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