by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Du meine Seele, du mein Herz
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT CAT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE FRE IRI ITA SPA SPA
Du meine [Seele]1, du mein Herz,
Du meine [Wonn']2, o du mein Schmerz,
Du meine Welt, in der ich lebe,
Mein Himmel du, [darein]3 ich [schwebe]4,
O du mein Grab, in das hinab
Ich ewig meinen Kummer gab!
Du bist die [Ruh]5, du bist der Frieden,
Du bist [der Himmel,]6 mir beschieden.
[Daß du mich liebst]7, macht mich mir werth,
Dein Blick hat mich vor mir verklärt,
Du hebst mich liebend über mich,
Mein guter Geist, mein beßres Ich!

B. Bartók sets lines 1-2, 11-12 in (at least) one setting - see below for more information

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Confirmed with Friedrich Rückert's Liebesfrühling, Achte Auflage, Frankfurt am Main: J.D. Sauerländer's Verlag, 1872, page 6.

1 Bartók: "Liebe"
2 Schmezer: "Wonne"
3 in some editions, Schmezer "darin"
4 Schmezer: "lebe"
5 Schmezer: "Ruhe"
6 Schumann: "vom Himmel"
7 Bartók: "Wenn du mich liebest", Schmezer: "Daß du mich liebest"

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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)


This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
  • by Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945), "Herr! der du alles wohl gemacht", 1900, published 2002 [ voice and piano ], from Liebeslieder, no. 6, published as a facsimile of the manuscript, Homosassa, Florida: Bartók Records, ed. Ference Bónis

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Robert Garrigós) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "Dedicatòria", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Jij mijn bezieling", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "You my soul, you my heart", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , "Dedication", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , "Dedication", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Karel Vereycken) , "Toi mon âme, toi mon coeur", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Dedica", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "Dedicatoria", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , copyright © 2018, (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 between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 79

You my soul, you my heart
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
You my soul, you my heart,
you my bliss, o you my pain,
you the world in which I live;
you my heaven, in which I float,
o you my grave, into which 
I eternally cast my grief.
You are rest, you are peace,
you are bestowed upon me from heaven.
That you love me gives me my worth;
your gaze transfigures me;
you raise me lovingly above myself,
my good spirit, my better self!

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 75