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Du Ring an meinem Finger

Language: German

Du Ring an meinem Finger,
Mein goldenes Ringelein,
Ich drücke dich fromm an die Lippen,
Dich fromm an das Herze mein.

Ich hatt ihn ausgeträumet,
Der Kindheit friedlich schönen Traum,
Ich fand allein mich, verloren
Im öden, unendlichen Raum.

Du Ring an meinem Finger
Da hast du mich erst belehrt,
Hast meinem Blick erschlossen
Des Lebens unendlichen, tiefen Wert.

Ich [werd']1 ihm dienen, ihm leben,
Ihm angehören ganz,
Hin selber mich geben und finden
Verklärt mich in seinem Glanz.

Du Ring an meinem Finger,
Mein goldenes Ringelein,
Ich drücke dich fromm an die Lippen
Dich fromm an das Herze mein.



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

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1 Schumann, Loewe: "will"

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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):
    * ENG English (Daniel Platt) , "Thou ring on my finger", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Tu anello al mio dito", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Toi anneau à mon doigt", 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 [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title unknown, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * RUS Russian (Natalia Vyshynska) , "Ты, кольцо на моём пальце", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * HEB Hebrew (Max Mader) (Tsippora Samberg) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DAN Danish (Maryanna Morthensen) , "Du ring på min finger", 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

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Thou ring on my finger

Language: English

Thou ring on my finger, 
my little golden ring, 
I press thee piously upon my lips 
piously upon my heart. 

I had dreamt it, 
the tranquil, lovely dream of childhood, 
I found myself alone and lost 
in barren, infinite space. 

Thou ring on my finger, 
thou hast taught me for the first time, 
hast opened my gaze unto 
the endless, deep value of life. 

I want to serve him, live for him, 
belong to him entire, 
Give myself and find myself 
transfigured in his radiance. 

Thou ring on my finger, 
my little golden ring, 
I press thee piously upon lips, 
piously upon my heart.



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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.