Translation Singable translation possibly by Constance Bache (1846 - 1903) and possibly by William Stigand, né Stigant (1825 - 1915)

Mein Herz schmückt sich mit dir, wie...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Azerbaijani (Azərbaycan dili) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Mein Herz schmückt sich mit dir, wie sich
der Himmel mit der Sonne schmückt,
du gibst ihm Glanz und ohne dich,
bleibt es in dunkle Nacht entrückt.

Gleich wie die Welt all' ihre Pracht 
verhüllt, wenn Dunkel sie umfließt,
und nur, wenn ihr die Sonne lacht,
zeigt, was sie Schönes in sich schließt.

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  • ENG English [singable] (Constance Bache) (William Stigand, né Stigant) , "My heart is bright with thee"
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2003-11-12
Line count: 8
Word count: 53

My heart is bright with thee
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
My heart is bright with thee as heav'n 
itself is with the sun's orb bright;
Thou art its light, and without thee, 
Plung'd is it all in darksome night.

It, like the world, when darkness o'er 
it hangs, its glory all conceals,
And only when the sunlight smiles,
What beauty soft it hath reveals.

Note: from a Rubinstein score. It is unclear which of the two translators listed on the front page wrote this particular translation.

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Researcher for this text: Harry Joelson

This text was added to the website: 2011-06-23
Line count: 8
Word count: 54