You lovely art, in how many grey hours,
When life’s mad whirl beset me,
Have you kindled my heart to warm love,
Have you transported me into a better world,
Transported into a better world!
Often has a sigh flowing out from your harp,
A sweet, divine harmony from you
Unlocked to me the heaven of better times,
You lovely Art, I thank you for it!!
You lovely art, I thank you!
– Franz von Schober