Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Ja, überselig hast du mich gemacht!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ja, überselig hast du mich gemacht!
Der allerlängste Tag, er reicht nicht hin,
Und [viel zu kurz]1 ist jeder Traum der Nacht,
Zu denken, wie ich überselig bin.
Ich fühl's, um dieser Wonne ganz zu leben,
Muß Gott mir noch ein zweites Leben geben.

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Confirmed with Buch der Liebe von Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Breslau, bei Georg Philipp Aderholz, 1836, page 67.

1 Ekert: "viel kurz"


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Song", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Peter Donderwinkel , Melanie Trumbull

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 6
Word count: 44

Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Yes, I am overjoyed because of you!
The very longest day is not enough,
And much too short is every dream of the night,
To think about how overjoyed I am;
I feel it, in order to live fully for this bliss
God must give me yet another life.


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This text was added to the website: 2014-12-10
Line count: 6
Word count: 49