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Mein Herz ist wie der Himmel

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mein Herz ist wie der Himmel
So sternenklar,
So blütenvoll als nimmer
Ein Frühling war;
So sangvoll und so klangvoll,
Als ob der Mai
Mit allen Nachigallen
Darinnen sei!

Mein Herz ist wie die Sonne,
So stolz und traut,
Als sie den ersten Menschen
Ins Aug geschaut;
So friedvoll und so stille
Wie's Paradies,
Eh's noch der Unschuld Engel
Weinend verließ.

[Mein Herz ist wie die Meerflut,
So tief bewegt,
So fest und treu, wie Urfels,
An den sie schlägt]1;
Und [kühn und frei]2 kann's fliegen,
Dem Adler gleich,
[Der über Wolken schwebet]3
Ins Sonnenreich.

Mein Herz ist, lächle, lächle,
Geliebtes Kind!
Voll Übermut, wie alle
Verliebte sind.
Und [wenn]4 zu stolzen Bildern
[Es sich]5 vermisst,
So will's doch nur dir sagen,
Wie's selig ist.

A. Wallnöfer sets stanzas 1, 3-4
J. Rheinberger sets stanzas 1, 3-4

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1 Wallnöfer: "So friedvoll und so stille / Wie's Paradies, / Eh's noch der Unschuld / Engel weinend verließ"
2 Wallnöfer: "kühn" ; Rheinberger: "frei und hoch"
3 Rheinberger: "Der schwebet über Wolken"
4 Rheinberger: "wenn's"
5 Rheinberger: "Sich kühn"

Submitted by Peter Donderwinkel and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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