Dedication: The Love Story of Clara and Robert Schumann
Soul of my soul, my heart's pure glow,
Now my delight and now my woe!
All of my world, my life unending,
My Heaven too, this earth transcending,
And then my grave,
To whose unfathomed depths
At length my cares I gave!
Thou art repose, for peace created.
Thou art for me by Heaven fated!
Love such as thine brings life its due,
Thy glance exalts my life anew;
My answering love transfigures me!
My better self I find in thee!