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Du meine Seele, du mein Herz

Language: German

Du meine [Seele]1, du mein Herz,
Du meine [Wonn', o du]2 mein Schmerz,
Du meine Welt, in der ich lebe,
Mein Himmel du, darin ich schwebe,
O du mein Grab, in das hinab
Ich ewig meinen Kummer gab!
Du bist die Ruh, du bist der Frieden,
Du bist [der]3 Himmel, mir beschieden.
Daß du mich liebst, macht mich mir wert,
Dein Blick hat mich vor mir verklärt,
Du hebst mich liebend über mich,
Mein guter Geist, mein beßres Ich!



Translation(s): ENG SPA ENG FRE ITA ENG DUT ENG FRE CAT CAT

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Bartók: "Liebe" (love)
2 Bartók: "Wonne, du"
3 Schumann: "vom"

Authorship

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) , "You my soul, my my heart", copyright ©
    * SPA Spanish (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "Dedicatoria", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Dedication", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Karel Vereycken) , "Toi mon âme, toi mon coeur", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Dedica", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (David Cragg-James) , "You are my soul and e’en my heart", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Jij mijn bezieling", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Dedication", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Dédicace", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CAT Catalan (Robert Garrigós) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CAT Catalan (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "Dedicatòria", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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You my soul, my my heart

Language: English

You my soul, you my heart,
you my bliss, o you my pain,
you the world in which I live;
you my heaven, in which I float,
o you my grave, into which 
I eternally cast my grief.
You are rest, you are peace,
you are bestowed upon me from heaven.
That you love me makes me worthy of you;
your gaze transfigures me;
you raise me lovingly above myself,
my good spirit, my better self!



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    * Translation from German to English copyright © by Emily Ezust,


    (emily at lieder dot net)

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) student or faculty recital programs and free concerts, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive -- http://www.lieder.net/


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