O' thou the masterpiece of God's art,
Thou art the heart of my heart!
My friends often taunt me
Why I gave thee my heart,
While they should rather ask thee
Why so sweet thou art?!
Why so pretty, so beautiful?
Why so bewitching, so smart?
Thou appear on the curtain of my mind
As a fairy flying on an air-cart!
Thou art so sweet and charming
That I wonder what thou art!
When I see the moon of thy face,
My eyes and heart start. –
Eyes start raining red tears,
Heart starts burning as hearth!
N' my soul leaves me and follows thee,
Thus, my body and soul get apart!
How long will thou keep me weeping?
Have mercy upon my heart!