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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

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Tu m'as donné, ô Seigneur, l'existence...

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Tu m'as donné, ô Seigneur, l'existence et la vie,
Et la lumière céleste de ton enseignement ;
Que puis-je, poussière que je suis, te donner ?
Je peux seulement te remercier, rien de plus.

Je suis heureux ! Pour ton amour tu ne veux
Rien, seulement de l'amour en retour ;
Et l'amour, l'amour reconnaissant, 
Sera le bonheur de ma vie.

Moi-même, ô Seigneur, mes actes et mes pensées
Et le chagrin et le joie, je te les offre ;
Seigneur, par le sacrifice de ton fils accepte
Le sacrifice de mon cœur aussi.

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Translations of title(s):
"Zu der Opferung oder dem Offertorium" = "Pour l'offertoire"
"Zum Offertorium" = "Pour l'offertoire"


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