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Margarete Münsterberg, ed., trans.  A Harvest of German Verse.  1916.
By Friedrich Rückert (1789–1866)
OH, thou my soul, oh, thou my heart,
Thou my delight, my pain thou art!
Oh, thou my world in which I move,
My heaven where I soar above,
Oh, thou the tomb to which I gave        5
Forever all my sorrow grave.
Thou art my peace, thou art my rest,
With thee, thou heaven, I am blessed.
Thy love endows me in mine eyes,
Thy glance my own life glorifies.        10
Through thee above myself I fly,
My guiding spirit, my better I!

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