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Mein, o mein ist er, der Engel Gottes!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mein, o mein ist er, der Engel Gottes!
Banges Herz, wie kannst dus fassen? Brich nur!
  [Schmelz]1 in Thränen hin! denn dein ist,
     Dein ist die Erwählte!
O, ich sink in Staub vor Dir, Du Geber!
Alle Thränen hast du weggetrocknet!
  Freuden hast Du mir erschaffen.
     Ewig, wie mein Herz liebt!
Rein und heilig ist die Auserwählte!
Mach, o Gott, mein Herz, wie sie, so heilig!
  Daß ich werth sey dieses Kleinods,
     Das vor allen schimmert!
O, Du Heilige! Sieh an dieß Streben,
Das, Dir gleich zu werden, hoch mein Herz hebt!
  Sieh es an! Und wenn ich strauchle,
     Heb mich durch Dein Lächeln!
[Kronen hätt' ich nicht]2  für Dich genommen!
Tausend Kronen legt' ich Dir zu Füßen!
  Engel, sieh, ich wein' vor Freuden,
     Das Du ewig mein bist!

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Johann Martin Miller, Siegwart. Eine Klostergeschichte, Faksimiledruck nach der Ausgabe von 1776, mit einem Nachwort von Alain Faure, Zweiter Band, Stuttgart: J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1971, page 701

1 Türk: "Schmilz"
2 Türk: "Keine Kron' hätt ich"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2016-06-16 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2016-06-16 17:04:17

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