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Herzens Reise

Language: German (Deutsch)

Beginn den Flug noch einmal, Herz, zu schauen
In jenes Tal nach ihrem kleinen Haus,
Und wenn sie dann zum Himmel blickt, dem blauen,
Zu ihrem Fenster liebebleich hinaus,
So senke dich als eine fromme Taube
Hernieder auf das strohbedeckte Dach
Und girre bei der Nacht, damit sie glaube,
Die Liebe sei zu jeder Stunde wach!

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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Heart's journey", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2006-12-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:20
Line count: 8
Word count: 56

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Heart's journey

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Begin your flight once more, heart, to look
Down into that valley at her little house,
And when she then looks out of her window,
Pale with love, toward the blue heavens,
So settle as a virtuous dove
Down upon her thatched roof
And coo at night, so that she may believe
That love is awake at all hours!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Niklas Müller (1809 - 1875)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Josephine Lang. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2006-12-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:20
Line count: 8
Word count: 59