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Dein Liebesfeuer, Ach Herr! wie teuer Wollt' ich es hegen, Wollt' ich es pflegen! Hab's nicht geheget, Und nicht gepfleget, Bin tot im Herzen -- O Höllenschmerzen!
Confirmed with Eduard Mörike, Gedichte, Dramatisches, Erzählendes, Zweite, erweiterte Auflage, Stuttgart: J.G. Cotta'sche Buchhandlung Nachf., 1961, page 133-134.Note: the poem is preceded by the Latin inscription
Jesu benigne! A cuius igne Opto flagrare Et Te amare: Cur non flagravi? Cur non amavi Te, Jesu Christe? - O frigus triste!
- by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Seufzer", subtitle: "(Altes Lied)" [author's text checked 2 times against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Tobias Hiller (b. 1966), "Seufzer", 2004 [ mixed chorus a cappella ], from Musikalische Mörike-Kommentare, no. 6 [sung text not yet checked]
- by (Karl) Emil Kauffmann (1836 - 1909), "Seufzer", op. 11 (Vier Lieder) no. 4, published 1868 [ low voice and piano ], Stuttgart, Zumsteeg [sung text not yet checked]
- by Wilhelm Killmayer (1927 - 2017), "Seufzer", 2005, published 2014 [ tenor and piano ], from Mörike-Lieder für Tenor und Klavier, no. 15, note: added to the cycle in 2005. Mainz, London, Berlin, Madrid, New York, Paris, Prague, Tokyo, Toronto: Schott Music [sung text checked 1 time]
- by August Ferdinand Riccius (1819 - 1886), "Seufzer", op. 15 no. 3, published 1852 [ vocal duet for soprano and alto with piano ], from Drei ernste zweistimmige Lieder für Sopran und Alt mit Pianoforte, no. 3, Magdeburg, Heinrichshofen [sung text not yet checked]
- by Fritz Franz Schieri (1922 - 2009), "Seufzer", 1993 [ voice and piano ] [sung text not yet checked]
- by Ad. Stolz , "Seufzer", published 1892 [ medium voice and piano ], from Drei geistliche Lieder für 1 mittlere Singstimme mit Pianofortebegleitung, no. 1, Ludwigsburg, Ebner [sung text not yet checked]
- by Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903), "Seufzer", from Mörike-Lieder, no. 22 [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Sospir", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , "Sigh", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Soupir", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Stéphane Goldet) (Pierre de Rosamel) , "Soupir", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sospiro", copyright © 2013, (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: 8
Word count: 26
The fire of your love Oh Lord, how dearly I wanted to kindle it and to keep it burning. I didn't kindle it I didn't keep it burning, I am dead in my heart. Oh pains of hell!
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2006 by Malcolm Wren, (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.
- a text in German (Deutsch) by Eduard Mörike (1804 - 1875), "Seufzer", subtitle: "(Altes Lied)"
This text was added to the website: 2006-04-07
Line count: 8
Word count: 38