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Du Frühlingsmorgen, du Sternenpracht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du Frühlingsmorgen, du Sternenpracht,
Du Rosenknospe, du Maiennacht,
Meine süße, köstliche Liebe!

Du Mondesglanz und du Sonnenstrahl,
Dein denk’ ich des Tages wohl tausendmal,
Meine süße, köstliche Liebe!

Mein Morgengebet [und]1 mein Abendgesang,
Mein Waldesrauschen, mein Kirchengang,
Meine süße, köstliche Liebe!

Wärst Du mir genommen, wär’ Nacht um mich;
Du bist mein Leben, drum lieb’ ich dich,
Meine süße, köstliche Liebe!

Du wirst mein letzter Gedanke sein,
Und steht auf dem Grab einst mein Leichenstein,
So wünscht’ ich, daß man drauf schriebe:

Sie war sein Lenz, seine Sternennacht,
Seine Rosenknospe und [Maienpracht]2,
Seine einzige, köstliche Liebe!

Translation(s): ENG

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1 omitted by Moeller
2 Moeller: "Maiennacht"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and 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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2014-12-05.
Last modified: 2017-05-16 09:03:01
Line count: 18
Word count: 96

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You spring morning, you splendour of...

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

You spring morning, you splendour of stars,
You rosebud, you May night,
My sweet, precious love!

You radiance of the moon and you sunbeam,
I think of you at least a thousand times a day,
My sweet, precious love!

My morning prayer [and]1 my evening song,
My soughing of the woods, my walk to church,
My sweet, precious love!

If you were taken from me, I would be enclosed in night;
You are my life, therefore I love you,
My sweet, precious love!

You shall be my last thought,
And when once a tombstone stands upon my grave,
I wish that one would write there:

She was his spring, his night of stars,
His rosebud and his [splendour of May]2,
His sweet, precious love!

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Translations of title(s):
"Ein sangbar Lied" = "A singable song"
"Du Frühlingsmorgen" = "You spring morning"

1 omitted by Moeller
2 Moeller: "May night"


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Alfred Friedmann (1845 - 1923), "Ein sangbar Lied"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georg August Behrens-Senegalden, John Moeller. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-05-26.
Last modified: 2017-05-26 15:50:06
Line count: 18
Word count: 124