Du Ring an meinem Finger
Ring upon my Finger

Frauenliebe und -leben Love in a Woman's Life


Ring upon my finger.
Little golden band,
I press you to my lips and heart;
You’ve helped me understand.

The dreams of tranquil childhood
Now lay in the past
And I was in a barren landscape,
Immeasurably vast,

Till, ring upon my finger,
That I do so revere,
You showed to me the values
Of life together here.

I want to serve and live for him,
To be his own by right,
Freely give myself to him,
Transfigured by his light.