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Ich sehe dich in tausend Bildern

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ich sehe dich in tausend Bildern,
Maria, lieblich ausgedrückt,
Doch keins von allen kann dich schildern,
Wie meine Seele dich erblickt.
Ich weiß nur, daß der Welt Getümmel
Seitdem mir wie ein Traum [verweht]1,
Und ein unnennbar süßer Himmel
Mir ewig im Gemüthe steht.


Translation(s): DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Novalis Schriften. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Schlegel und Ludwig Tieck. Zweiter Theil. Berlin, 1802- In der Buchhandlung der Realschule, pages 157-158; with Novalis Schriften. Herausgegeben von Ludwig Tieck und Fr. Schlegel. Dritte Auflage. Zweiter Theil. Berlin, 1815. In der Realschulbuchhandlung, page 42; and with Novalis Schriften. Kritische Neuausgabe auf Grund des handschriftlichen Nachlasses von Ernst Heilborn. Erster Theil. 1901. Druck und Verlag von Georg Reimer Berlin, page 345.

1 Schubert (Neue Gesamtausgabe): "entfloh"

Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl

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Spiritual Songs, number 15

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

In countless pictures I behold thee,
O Mary, lovelily expressed,
But of them all none can unfold thee
As I have seen thee in my breast!

I only know the world's loud splendour
Since then is like a dream o'erblown;
And that a heaven, for words too tender,
My quieted spirit fills alone.


Confirmed with George MacDonald, Rampolli: Growths from a Long Planted Root. Being Translations, New and Old, Chiefly from the German, Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1897.


Submitted by Melanie Trumbull

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich von Hardenberg (1772 - 1801), as Novalis, no title, appears in Geistliche Lieder, no. 15, first published 1802 DUT FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Baumgartner, Walter Courvoisier, Joseph Marx, Josef Ivar Müller, Max Reger, Luise Reichardt, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Erich Riede, Artur Schnabel, Othmar Schoeck, Franz Peter Schubert, Viktor Ullmann, Johan Weegenhuise, Karl Weigl. Go to the text.

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