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Auf ein Kind Op. 47 no.1

Auf ein Kind

Aus der Bedrängnis, die mich wild umkettet,
Hab ich zu dir mich, süßes Kind, gerettet,
Damit ich Herz und Augen weide
An deiner Engelfreude,
An dieser Unschuld, dieser Morgenhelle,
Dieser ungetrübten Gottesquelle.

To a child

From the distress that has savagely enchained me,
I have sought refuge, my child, in you,
That I might feast my heart and eyes
On your angelic joy,
On this innocence, this morning brightness,
This unsullied divine spring.

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Richard Georg Strauss was a German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is particularly well-known for his operas, Lieder, and tone poems. 

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Johann Ludwig Uhland, was a German poet, philologist and literary historian.
He was born in Tübingen, Württemberg, and studied jurisprudence at the university there, but also took an interest in medieval literature, especially old German and French poetry. Having graduated as a doctor of laws in 1810, he went to Paris for eight months to continue his studies of poetry; and from 1812 to 1814 he worked as a lawyer in Stuttgart, in the bureau of the minister of justice.

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