by Kory Elisabeth Rosenbaum (1868 - 1930), as Kory Towska
Translation © by Michael P. Rosewall

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Kniend im Staube lieg ich vor dir, 
Du bist mein Glaube und mein Brevier. 
Du bist mein Lieben, du bist mein Hort, 
Mein Hoffen drüben. Mein Himmel dort. 

Bist meine Wahrheit und bist mein Traum. 
Bist die Erkenntnis in Zeit und Raum. 
Du bist das Gute, das Ding an sich. 
Du bist die Schönheit. Ich liebe dich. 


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):

  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , "Song of love", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant d'amour", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Text added to the website: 2011-06-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-10-28 16:17:58
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Word count: 57

Song of love
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I kneel in the dust in front of you,
You are my faith and my breviary.
You are my love, you are my refuge,
My hope above. My fixed heaven.

You are my truth and you are my dream.
You are my awareness in time and space.
You are the Good, the all in all.
You are Beauty. I love you.


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Text added to the website: 2020-01-04 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-01-04 14:02:57
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Word count: 61