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Wenn du es wüßtest

Language: German

Wenn du es wüßtest,
Was träumen heißt von brennenden Küssen,
Von Wandern und Ruhen mit der Geliebten,
Aug in Auge,
Und kosend und plaudernd,
Wenn du es wüßtest,
Du neigtest dein Herz!

Wenn du es wüßtest,
Was bangen heißt in einsamen Nächten,
Umschauert vom Sturm, da niemand tröstet
Milden Mundes die kampfmüde Seele,
Wenn du es wüßtest,
Du [kämst]1 zu mir.

Wenn du es wüßtest,
Was leben heißt, umhaucht von der Gottheit
Weltschaffendem Atem,
Zu schweben empor, lichtgetragen,
Zu seligen [Höhen]2,
Wenn du es wüßtest,
Du lebtest mit mir!



Translation(s): ENG ITA FRE CAT DUT

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1 Strauss: "kämest"
2 Strauss: "Höhn"

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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: "Cecily", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Cecilia", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "C├ęcile", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CAT Catalan (Sílvia Pujalte Piñán) , title 1: "Cecília", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Caecilia", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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