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Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn (1886)


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Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn

Kommt dir manchmal in den Sinn,
Mein süßes Lieb,
Was du einst mit heil’gem Eide
Mir gelobt?
Täusch mich nicht, verlaß mich nicht,
Du weißt nicht wie lieb ich dich hab,
Lieb du mich, wie ich dich,
Dann strömt Gottes Huld auf dich herab!

Do you sometimes recall

Do you sometimes recall,
My sweetest,
What you once pledged to me
With a sacred oath?
Do not deceive me, do not leave me,
You do not know how much I love you,
Love me as I love you,
And God’s grace will pour down on you!
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

Composer

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna. 

Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by many. 

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