by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
Translation © by Bertram Kottmann

Day after day, O lord of my life
Language: English  after the Bangla (Bengali) 
Available translation(s): IRI
Day after day, O lord of my life, 
shall I stand before thee face to face? 
With folded hands, O lord of all worlds, 
shall I stand before thee face to face?

Under thy great sky in solitude and silence, 
with humble heart 
shall I stand before thee face to face?

In this laborious world of thine, 
tumultuous with toil and with struggle, 
among hurrying crowds 
shall I stand before thee face to face?

And when my work shall be done in this world, 
O King of kings, 
alone and speechless shall I stand before thee
face to face?

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Bertram Kottmann , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission ENG IRI ; composed by Gary Bachlund.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), [adaptation] ; composed by Gary Bachlund.

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

  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2010-11-03
Line count: 15
Word count: 99

Tag um Tag, o Herr meines Lebens...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Soll Tag um Tag ich vor dir stehn
von Angesicht zu Angesicht, Herr meines Seins?
Soll betend ich die Hände falten, Herr der Welten,
und stehn vor dir von Angesicht zu Angesicht?

Allein und stille unter deinem hohen Himmel
mit demutsvollem Herzen 
soll stehen ich vor dir von Angesicht zu Angesicht?

In dieser deiner Welt der Mühsal,
im Ungestüm von Müh und Streit,
inmitten eil’ger Massen
soll stehen ich vor dir von Angesicht zu Angesicht?

Und ist auf Erden dann mein Werk getan, 
König der Könige, 
soll ich allein und sprachlos stehn vor dir 
von Angesicht zu Angesicht?

Authorship

Based onBased on

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


Researcher for this text: Bertram Kottmann

This text was added to the website: 2014-03-12
Line count: 15
Word count: 98