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Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Tag hat sich zur Ruh' gelegt,
Die Lüfte schlummern allzumal;
Kaum daß ein Blatt im Wald sich regt,
Und kaum ein Halm im Wiesental.

Ein milder, warmer Sommerhauch
Durchzieht den mondbeglänzten [Raum]1,
Und über meine Seele auch
[Legt Frieden seinen weichen Flaum]2.

O stille, heit're, milde Nacht,
Wenn tief die Welt in Schlummer liegt,
[Wenn nur der Friedensengel wacht
Und selig ein die Seele wiegt]3.

Translation(s): DUT FRE

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1 in the version of the Spohr song as sung by Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: "Wald"
2 "" : "Kommt Frieden dann und Ruhe bald"
3 "" : "Wo lichter Engel nur bewacht,/ Die Seele endlich heil sich wiegt."

Submitted by Michael Leinert


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Avondstilte", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le calme du soir", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:37
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Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

De dag maakte zijn banden los,
De winden sluim’ren allemaal,
Geen blad beweegt haast in het bos,
En haast geen halm in ’t groene dal.

Een milde, warme zomerwind
Doortrekt [de maanverlichte lucht]1,
En ook mijn ziel het ondervindt,
[Zij voelt een zachte vredeszucht]2.
O stille, blije, milde nacht,
Als diep in slaap de wereld ligt,
[De vredesengel houdt de wacht,
Die wiegend zacht de ziel verlicht]3.

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1 Bij Fischer-Dieskau: "het maanverlichte woud"
2 Bij Fischer-Dieskau: "daar rust zich over haar ontvouwt"
3 Bij Fischer-Dieskau: "Een lichte engel houdt de wacht,/ En eind’lijk wordt de ziel ook licht"


  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2018 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Johann Koch (1802 - 1873) FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gustav Rebling, Louis [Ludwig] Spohr. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-03-10.
Last modified: 2018-03-13 20:26:29
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