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Wir sind durch Not und Freude

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wir sind durch Not und Freude
Gegangen Hand in Hand,
Vom Wandern ruhen wir [beide]1
Nun überm stillen Land.

Rings sich die Täler neigen,
Es dunkelt schon die Luft,
Zwei Lerchen nur noch steigen
Nachträumend in den Duft.

Tritt her, und laß sie schwirren
Bald ist es [Schlafenszeit]2,
Daß wir uns nicht verirren
In dieser Einsamkeit.

O weiter, stiller Friede!
So tief im Abendrot,
Wie sind wir wandermüde -- 
Ist [das]3 etwa der Tod? --


Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE FRI ITA NOR POL SPA

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1 omitted by Strauss
2 in another version of Eichendorff's: "Ruhenszeit"
3 Pepping, Strauss: "dies"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Lena Platt) (Daniel Platt) , title 1: "In Twilight", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Coucher de soleil", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , title 1: "En el crepúsculo", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Francesco Campanella) , title 1: "Al tramonto", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Beatrijs De Vos) , title 1: "In 't avondrood", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "A l'hora baixa", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "At sunset", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "I aftenrøden", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POL Polish (Polszczyzna) (Alicja Istigniejew) , title 1: "O zmierzchu", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Geart van der Meer) , title 1: "Yn 't juntydsrea", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Geart van der Meer) , title 1: "In 't avondrood", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "In the twilight", copyright © 2013
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "In 't avondrood", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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In the twilight

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Through adversity and joy 
We've gone hand in hand;
We rest now from our wanderings
Upon this quiet land.

Around us slope the valleys,
The skies grow dark;
Two larks alone are just climbing,
As if after a dream, into the scented air.

Come here and let them whir past,
For it will soon be time to rest;
We do not wish to get lost
In this solitude.

O wide, quiet peace, 
So deep in the red dusk...
How weary we are of our travels --
Is this perhaps - Death? --


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