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Du gabst, o Herr, mir Seyn und Leben

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du gabst, o Herr, mir Seyn und Leben,
Und Deiner Lehre himmlisch Licht;
Was kann dafür, ich Staub, Dir geben?
Nur danken kann ich, mehr doch nicht.

Wohl mir! Du willst für Deine Liebe
Ja nichts, als wieder Lieb' allein;
Und Liebe, dankerfüllte Liebe
Soll meines Lebens Wonne seyn.

Mich selbst, o Herr, mein Thun und Denken
Und Leid und Freude opfr' ich Dir;
Herr, nimm durch Deines Sohnes Opfer
Dieß Herzensopfer auch von mir! -

Translation(s): FRE

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Confirmed with Johann Philipp Neumann, Gesänge zur Feyer des heiligen Opfers der Messe. Nebst einem Anhange enthaltend: das Gebeth des Herrn. Wien, bey Anton von Haykul, 1827, page 7.

Submitted by Peter Rastl [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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-12-12 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-12-12 12:12:22

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