Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Mein Herz schmückt sich mit dir, wie...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Mein Herz schmückt sich mit dir, wie sich
der Himmel mit der Sonne schmückt,
du gibst ihm Glanz und ohne dich,
bleibt es in dunkle Nacht entrückt.

Gleich wie die Welt all' ihre Pracht 
verhüllt, wenn Dunkel sie umfließt,
und nur, wenn ihr die Sonne lacht,
zeigt, was sie Schönes in sich schließt.

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  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "My heart is bright with thee"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2003-11-12
Line count: 8
Word count: 53

Mon cœur est orné par toi, comme est
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Mon cœur est orné par toi, comme est
orné le ciel par le soleil.
Tu lui donnes de l'éclat et sans toi
Il reste pris dans la nuit noire.

De même que le monde a toute sa splendeur voilée
Quand l'obscurité l'enveloppe,
Et seulement quand le soleil lui sourit,
Il montre quelle beauté il enclôt en lui.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2016-02-15
Line count: 8
Word count: 57