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Du holde Kunst, in wieviel grauen Stunden,
Oh sacred art, how oft in hours blighted,
Wo mich des Lebens wilder Kreis umstrickt,
While into life's untamed cycle hurled,
H ast du mein Herz zu warmer Lieb entzunden,
Hast thou my heart to warm love reignited
Hast mich in eine beßre Welt entrückt!
To transport me into a better world!
Oft hat ein Seufzer, deiner Harf' entflossen,
So often has a sigh from thy harp drifted,
Ein süßer, heiliger Akkord von dir
A chord from thee, holy and full of bliss,
Den Himmel beßrer Zeiten mir erschlossen,
A glimpse of better times from heaven lifted.
Du holde Kunst, ich danke dir dafür!
Thou sacred art, my thanks to thee for this.
Translation copyright © 1995 by Walter Meyer