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Er, der Herrlichste von allen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Er, der Herrlichste von allen,
Wie so milde, wie so gut!
Holde Lippen, klares Auge,
Heller Sinn und fester Mut.

So wie dort in blauer Tiefe,
Hell und herrlich, jener Stern,
Also er an meinem Himmel,
Hell und herrlich, [hoch]1 und fern.

Wandle, wandle deine Bahnen,
Nur betrachten deinen Schein,
Nur in Demut ihn betrachten,
Selig nur und traurig sein!

Höre nicht mein stilles Beten,
Deinem Glücke nur geweiht;
Darfst mich niedre Magd nicht kennen,
Hoher Stern der Herrlichkeit!

Nur die Würdigste von allen
[Soll]2 beglücken deine Wahl,
Und ich will die Hohe segnen,
[Segnen]3 viele tausendmal.

Will mich freuen dann und weinen,
Selig, selig bin ich dann;
Sollte mir das Herz auch brechen,
Brich, o Herz, was liegt daran?



Translation(s): RUS ENG ENG ITA FRE NOR DUT HEB DAN ENG

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1 Loewe and Schumann: "hehr"
2 Loewe and Schumann: "Darf"
3 omitted by Schumann

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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):
    * RUS Russian (Русский) (Natalia Vyshynska) , title 1: "Он, прекраснейший из всех ", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Daniel Platt) , title 1: "He, the most glorious of all", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , title 1: "He, the best of all", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Lui, il più splendido di tutti", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Lui, le plus glorieux de tous", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Hij, de heerlijkste van allen", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) (Tsippora Samberg) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DAN Danish (Dansk) (Maryanna Morthensen) , title 1: "Han, den dejligste af alle", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Kyle Gee) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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