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Dir zu eröffnen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Dir zu eröffnen 
mein Herz verlangt mich;
Hört' ich von deinem, 
darnach verlangt mich;
Wie blickt so traurig 
die Welt mich an!

In meinem Sinne 
wohnet mein Freund nur,
Und sonsten keiner 
und keine [Feindspur]1.
Wie Sonnenaufgang 
ward mir ein Vorsatz!

Mein Leben will ich 
nur zum Geschäfte
Von seiner Liebe 
[von heut an]2 machen.
Ich denke seiner, 
mir [blutet's]3 Herz.

Kraft hab' ich keine 
als ihn zu lieben,
So recht im Stillen.
Was soll das werden!
Will ihn umarmen 
und kann es nicht.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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1 Schumann: "Feindesspur"
2 omitted by Schumann.
3 Schumann: "blutet das"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Liefdeslied (Jou te ontsluiten mijn hart)", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Linda Godry) , "I long to open up my heart for you", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , no title, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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