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Bist du bei mir

Language: German (Deutsch)

Bist du bei mir, geh' ich mit Freuden
zum Sterben und zu meiner Ruh'.
Ach, wie vergnügt wär' so mein Ende,
es drückten deine lieben [schönen]1 Hände
mir die getreuen Augen zu!



Translation(s): ENG SPA ITA ENG

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1 omitted by Bachlund and Stölzel.
Note: the misattribution to Bach is probably due to his including the song in his Anna Magdalena Songbook.

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: "If you are with me", copyright ©
    * SPA Spanish (Español) (Aminta Iriarte) , title 1: "Si estás conmigo", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Davide Bocelli) , title 1: "Se tu resti al mio fianco", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "If you be with me", 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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If you are with me

Language: English

If you are with me, I will gladly go
to [my] death and to my rest.
Ah, how pleasant would my end be
if your dear, fair hands shut
my faithful eyes!



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Authorship

    * Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust,


    (emily at lieder dot net)

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    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- http://www.lieder.net/.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.