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Verzicht

by Johannes Brahms From Neue Liebeslieder (1874) Op. 65

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Text & Translation

Verzicht
German source: Georg Friedrich Daumer

Verzicht, o Herz, auf Rettung,
dich wagend in der Liebe Meer!
Denn tausend Nachen schwimmen
zertrümmert am Gestad umher!

Renounce
English translation © Richard Stokes

Renounce, o heart, all hope of rescue,
when you venture on the sea of love!
For a thousand barques drift
and founder on the shore around!

Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

Verzicht
German source: Georg Friedrich Daumer

Renounce
English source: Richard Stokes

Verzicht, o Herz, auf Rettung,
Renounce, o heart, all hope of rescue,
dich wagend in der Liebe Meer!
when you venture on the sea of love!
Denn tausend Nachen schwimmen
For a thousand barques drift
zertrümmert am Gestad umher!
and founder on the shore around!

Composer

Johannes Brahms

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…

Poet

Georg Friedrich Daumer

Georg Friedrich Daumer was a German poet and philosopher.

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