by Heinrich Heine (1797 - 1856)
Translation by Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887)

Daß du mich liebst, daß wußt' ich
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Daß du mich liebst, daß wußt' ich,
Ich hatt' es längst entdeckt;
Doch als du mir's gestanden,
Hat es mich tief erschreckt.

Ich stieg wohl auf die Berge
Und jubelte und sang;
Ich ging ans Meer und weinte
Beim Sonnenuntergang.

Mein Herz ist wie die Sonne
So flammend anzusehn,
Und in ein Meer von Liebe
Versinkt es groß und schön.

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by George Howard Clutsam.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Emma Lazarus (1849 - 1887) , appears in Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, first published 1881 ; composed by Carl Krause.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by Emil Kreuz.
  • Also set in Finnish (Suomi), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ; composed by Karl Collan.

Researcher for this text: Ted Perry

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:32
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Word count: 60

I know that thou must love me
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
I know that thou must love me --
   'Twas long ago made clear.
But thy confession filled me
   With deep and secret fear. 	 

I clambered up the mountain,
   And sang aloud for glee.
Then while the sun was setting,
   I wept beside the sea. 	 

My heart is like the sun, dear,
   Yon kindled flame above;
And sinks in large-orbed beauty
   Within a sea of love.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2008-05-03 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:35
Line count: 12
Word count: 64