by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Herr, schicke was du willt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG ENG FRE FRE ITA SPA
Herr, schicke was du [willt]1,
Ein Liebes oder Leides;
Ich bin vergnügt, daß beides
Aus Deinen Händen quillt.

Wollest mit Freuden 
Und wollest mit Leiden
Mich nicht überschütten!
Doch in der Mitten,
Liegt holdes Bescheiden.

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1 the modern form, "willst", is often used instead.

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Prayer", copyright ©
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Prayer", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Prière", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Prière", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Preghiera", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Martin Zubiria) , "Plegaria", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Word count: 35

Prayer
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Lord, send what You will,
love or sorrow;
I am content that both
spring from Your hands.

But may you wish with neither joy 
nor sorrow
to overwhelm me!
For in the middle
lies modest contentment.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
Line count: 9
Word count: 36