Nimm einen Strahl der Sonne,
vom Abendstern das Licht,
Die Feuerglut des Aetna,
die aus der Lava bricht -
Du hast, was mich erhellt
und mich erwärmt und mich verklärt, -
Und was mein innres Leben
bis in den Tod verzehrt!
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text),
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by Franz (Ferencz) Liszt (1811 - 1886)
, "Ihr Auge", alternate title: "Nimm einen Strahl der Sonne", S. 310 (1843-9), published 1860 [mezzo-soprano or baritone and piano], Leipzig, Kahnt
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
(Charles Fonteyn Manney)
, "Take of the sun its radiance"
, "Ses yeux", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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