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An mein Herz

Language: German (Deutsch)

O Herz! sei endlich stille!
Was schlägst du so unruhvoll?
Es ist ja des Himmels Wille,
Daß ich sie lassen soll.

Und gab auch dein junges Leben
Dir nichts als Wahn und Pein:
Hat's ihr nur Freude gegeben,
So mag's verloren sein!

Und wenn sie auch nie dein Lieben
Und nie dein Leiden verstand,
So bist du doch treu geblieben,
Und Gott hat's droben erkannt.

Wir wollen es mutig ertragen,
So lang nur die Träne noch rinnt,
Und träumen von schöneren Tagen,
Die lange vorüber sind.

Und siehst du die Blüten erscheinen
Und singen die Vögel umher,
So magst du wohl heimlich weinen,
Doch klagen sollst du nicht mehr.

Geh'n doch die ewigen Sterne
Dort oben mit goldenes Licht
Und lächeln so freundlich von ferne
Und denken doch unser nicht.

Translation(s): ENG DUT FRE


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) , title 1: "To my heart", copyright ©
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Tot mijn hart", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À mon cœur", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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