Poet: Justinius Kerner
Music: Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
English Translation: Robert McFarland
O, that you should be taken away, never to return again!
Since then all of my happiness has been washed away as if by an ocean.
All for naught do I cast my gaze to the azure heavens far away, calling your name.
If only one of all the stars in heaven would answer: "He is with me."