by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Königlich Gebet
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
Ha, ich bin der Herr der Welt!
Mich lieben die Edlen, die mir dienen.
Ha, ich bin der Herr der Welt!
Ich liebe die Edlen, denen ich gebiete.
O gib mir, Gott im Himmel,
Daß ich mich der Höh und Liebe
Nicht überhebe.

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Royal prayer", copyright ©
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Preghiera regale", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Prière royale", copyright © 2014, (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 10:01:30
Line count: 7
Word count: 43

Royal prayer
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Ha! I am the Ruler of the World!
I am beloved by the Noble, who serve me.
Ha! I am the Ruler of the World!
I love the Noble, for whom I provide.
O grant, God in Heaven,
that my elevation and love
I will not overstrain.

Authorship

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

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
Line count: 7
Word count: 47