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Mein Herz schmückt sich mit dir, wie...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili)

Mein Herz schmückt sich mit dir, wie sich
der Himmel mit der Sonne schmückt,
du gibst ihm Glanz und ohne dich,
bleibt es in dunkle Nacht entrückt.

Gleich wie die Welt all' ihre Pracht 
verhüllt, wenn Dunkel sie umfließt,
und nur, wenn ihr die Sonne lacht,
zeigt, was sie Schönes in sich schließt.

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE RUS

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Other available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "My heart is bright with thee"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-12 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2018-10-10 05:33:29
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My heart adorns itself with you, as does

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

My heart adorns itself with you, as does
the sky with the sun,
you give it radiance and without you
it remains lost in dark night.

Just as the world hides all its glory,
when darkness flows around it,
and only when the sun smiles upon it
shows what beauty it contains.

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Translations of title(s):
"Mein Herz schmückt sich mit dir, wie sich" = "My heart adorns itself with you, as does"
"Mein Herz schmückt sich mit Dir!" = "My heart adorns itself with you!"
"Lied an Zuleikha" = "Song to Suleika"


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Martin von Bodenstedt (1819 - 1892), appears in Die Lieder des Mirza-Schaffy, in Zuléikha, no. 3 FRE GER RUS
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Henk Bijvanck, Gustav Brah-Müller, Ludwig Ebner, Ernst Frank, Friedrich Gernsheim, Ed. Greve, Wilhelm Hill, Carl Hürse, Salomon Jadassohn, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Julius Kniese, Ludwig Liebe, Eusebius Mandyczewski, Eugen Philips, Heinrich Reimann, Julius Röntgen, Anton Grigoryevich Rubinstein, Max Stange, Ernst von Stockhausen, Béla Szabados, János Végh, as Johann Végh. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2019-02-16 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2019-02-16 17:17:29
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Word count: 52