Hier ist mein Herz! O mach' es rein
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Hier ist mein Herz! O mach' es rein
Von allen seinen Sünden!
Laß es dir ganz geheiligt sein,
Ganz Deine Lieb' empfinden!

Nein, Gott verläßt die Seinen nicht!
Er hält uns Bund und Treue!
Sein Herz denkt stets im Himmelslicht,
Wie er uns hier erfreue!

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Note: the first four lines are from the fifth stanza of Luise von Oranien's Ich will von meiner Missethat; the last four lines are adapted from the eighth stanza of Paul Gerhardt's Dem Gott aller Gnade.

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This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
  • by Josephine Lang (1815 - 1880), "Die Augen der Blinden werden aus dem Dunkel und Finsterniss sehen", published 1882, note: title comes from Jes 29. 18; title in English: "The eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness".

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

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2009-04-17
Line count: 8
Word count: 45