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Mein Auge

Language: German

Du bist mein Auge! -- Du durchdringst mich ganz,
mein ganzes Wesen hast du mir erhellt,
mein ganzes Leben du erfüllt mit Glanz,
mich Strauchelnden auf sichern Pfad gestellt!

Mein Auge du! -- Wie war ich doch so blind
an Herz und Sinn, eh' Du dich mir gesellt,
und wie durchströmt mich jetzt so licht, so lind
verklärt der Abglanz dieser ganzen Welt!

Translation(s): FRE

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1 Strauss adds at the end "Du bist mein Auge, du!"


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):
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Mes yeux", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Mes yeux

Language: French

Tu es mes yeux ! tu me transperces complètement
Tu as éclairé tout mon être,
Tu as empli toute ma vie de lumière,
Tu m'as mis, titubant sur un chemin sûr !

Toi, mes yeux ! comment étais-je si aveugle
De cœur et d'esprit avant que tu me rejoignes,
Et à présent je suis comme clairement et doucement irradié,
Transfiguré par le reflet du monde entier.

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    * Translation from German to French copyright © 2010 by Pierre Mathé, pmathe (AT) neuf (DOT) fr, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit.

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