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Daß du mich liebst

Language: German (Deutsch)

Daß du mich liebst, ganz leise sollst du's sagen,
Denn heilig ist das Wort und wundervoll!
In meines Herzens Tempel will ich's tragen,
Daß es als Licht am Altar leuchten soll!

Sein Glanz soll nimmer einem Fremden blinken,
Und daß es brennt, kund soll es keinem sein.
Nur mir, bis hin an meiner Tage Sinken,
Leuchte gedämpft sein friedesamer Schein!

Nur mir, indes ich hoffe, leide, handle,
Mir sei bewußt, was du mir bist und gibst,
Mir leuchte, weil ich meine Straße wandle,
Das wundervolle Wort, daß du mich liebst!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed wtih Gedichte von Ernst Zahn, Stuttgart & Leipzig: Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, 1910, page 3.

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "That you love me", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2014-01-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:30
Line count: 12
Word count: 90

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That you love me

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

That you love me, very quietly are you to say it,
For the word is holy and full of wonder!
I shall carry it within the temple of my hart,
That it may shine as the light upon the altar!

Its radiance shall never glow for a stranger,
And that it burns -- no one shall know of it.
Only for me, until the end of my days,
May palely shine its peaceful gleam!

May only I, while I hope, suffer, act,
Be aware what you are to me and what you give to me,
For me may gleam, as I wander along my pathway,
That wonderful word, that you love me!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Ernst Zahn (1867 - 1952), "Daß du mich liebst"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Felix Paul Weingartner. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2014-01-03.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:27
Line count: 12
Word count: 111