The sea hath its pearls (Paul Ambrose)
- Editor: David Anderson (submitted 2023-09-15). Score information: Letter, 8 pages, 411 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes:
First published: 1896 Arthur P. Schmidt
Original text and translations
The sea hath its pearls,
The heaven hath its stars;
But my heart, my heart,
My heart hath its love.
Great are the sea and the heaven,
Yet greater is my heart;
And fairer than pearls and stars
Flashes and beams my love.
Thou little, youthful maiden,
Come unto my great heart;
My heart, and the sea, and the heaven
Are melting away with love!
Translation by Longfellow from the German of Heinrich Heine (1797–1856)