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The face of all the world is changed, I...

Language: English

The face of all the world is changed, I think,
Since first I heard the footsteps of thy soul
Move still, oh, still, beside me, as they stole
Betwixt me and the dreadful outer brink
Of obvious death, where I, who thought to sink,
Was caught up into love, and taught the whole
Of life in a new rhythm. The cup of dole
God gave for baptism, I am fain to drink,
And praise its sweetness, Sweet, with thee anear.
The names of country, heaven, are changed away
For where thou art or shall be, there or here;
And this . . . this lute and song . . . loved yesterday,
(The singing angels know) are only dear
Because thy name moves right in what they say.


Translation(s): GER

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Text added to the website: 2007-12-13T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:56
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Mir scheint, das Angesicht der Welt...

Language: German (Deutsch) after the English

Mir scheint, das Angesicht der Welt verging
in einem andern. Deiner Seele Schritt
war leise neben mir, o leis, und glitt
leis zwischen mich und das was niederhing
in meinen Tod. Auf einmal fing -
- da ich schon sinkend war - mich Liebe auf,
und ein ganz neuer Rhythmus stieg hinauf
mit mir ins Leben. Den ich einst empfing,
den Taufkelch voller Leid, ich trink ihn gern
und preis ihn, Süßer, süß, bist du nur nah.
Die Namen: Heimat, Himmel schwanden fern,
nur wo du bist, entsteht ein Ort. Und da:
dies Saitenspiel (die Engel wissen wie
geliebt) hat nur in dir noch Melodie.


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Based on
  • a text in English by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 - 1861), no title, appears in Poems, in Sonnets from the Portuguese, no. 7, first published 1850
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Guy Booth, Gena Branscombe, Louis Cheslock, Leon Dallin, Celius Dougherty, Eleanor Everest Freer, Henry Kimball Hadley, Alfred de Kaiser, Oskar Morawetz, Bernard James Naylor, Carlos Surinach. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2007-12-13T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:01:56
Line count: 14
Word count: 105