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Language: German (Deutsch)

Dir o Gott! weih' ich meinen Sinn,
In stiller Demuth bete ich Dich an.
Flehend schwebt mein Wort zu Dir hin,
Mit Zagen, dass ich nicht bezwingen kann--
Vater hörst Du mich?!

Dir, o Lieb'! weih ich Lied und Herz!
Geheimnisvoll, wie Gottes Himmel Du!
Ob Dir meine Andacht, Furcht und Schmerz!
Fragend, mit banger Lust ruf' ich Dir zu:
Mädchen liebst Du mich?!

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by 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) , "To Thee ...", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-10-10.
Last modified: 2019-02-26 22:31:32
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Word count: 64

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To Thee ...

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

To Thee, oh God! I dedicate my spirit,
I worship Thee in quiet humility.
Pleadingly my words waft toward Thee,
With trepidation that I cannot subdue--
Father, dost Thou hear me?!

To you, oh Love! I dedicate song and heart!
You are as mysterious as God’s heaven!
O'er you my worship, fear, and pain!
Questioningly, with anxious joy I call to you:
Maiden, do you love me?!

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Text added to the website: 2019-03-09.
Last modified: 2019-03-09 12:27:12
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Word count: 67