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Nachtlied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vergangen ist der lichte Tag;
Von ferne kommt der Glocken Schlag.
So reist die Zeit die ganze Nacht,
Nimmt manchen mit, der's nicht gedacht.

Wo ist nun hin die bunte Lust,
Des Freundes Trost und treue Brust,
[Des Weibes]1 süßer Augenschein?
Will keiner mit mir munter sein?

Da's nun so stille auf der Welt,
Ziehn Wolken einsam übers Feld,
Und Feld und Baum besprechen sich, --
O Menschenkind, was schauert dich?

Wie weit die falsche Welt auch sei,
Bleibt mir doch Einer nur getreu,
Der mit mir weint, der mit mir wacht,
Wenn ich nur recht an ihn gedacht.

Frisch auf denn, liebe Nachtigall,
Du Wasserfall mit hellem Schall!
Gott loben wollen wir vereint,
Bis daß der lichte Morgen scheint!


Translation(s): DAN DUT ENG ENG FRE

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F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy sets stanzas 1-2, 5

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Gedichte, Berlin, Verlag von M. Simion, 1841, page 3.

1 Klein, Mendelssohn: "Der Liebsten"

Submitted by Emily Ezust and Melanie Trumbull

Authorship

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):

  • DAN Danish (Dansk) (Maryanna Morthensen) , "Sang til Natten", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Carl Johengen) , "Night song", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Maryanna Morthensen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Sang til Natten

Language: Danish (Dansk) after the German (Deutsch)

Den lyse dag er gået bort;
fra det fjerne lyder klokkeslaget.
Således går tiden den hele nat,
tager mange med, der ikke ved af det.

Hvor er nu den farvestrålende glæde gået hen,
vennens trøst og trofaste bryst,
[kvindens]1 søde, strålende øjne?
Vil ingen være vågne sammen med mig?
 
Da der nu er så stille i verden,
trækker skyer ensomt over marken,
og mark og træ taler sammen, -
åh, menneskebarn, hvorfor gyser du?

Hvor stor den falske verden end er,
forbliver en mig dog stadig trofast,
en, som græder med mig, som med mig våger,
når jeg bare lige tænker på den.

Kom da frisk, kære nattergal,
Du vandfald med den lyse lyd!
sammen vil vi prise Gud,
indtil morgenlyset skinner!


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1 Mendelssohn: "den elskedes"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Danish (Dansk) copyright © 2014 by Maryanna Morthensen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., please ask the copyright-holder(s) directly.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Nachtlied", appears in Gedichte, in 6. Geistliche Gedichte DUT ENG ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Friedrich Curschmann, Albert Hermann Dietrich, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Wilhelm Killmayer, Bernhard Klein, C. A. Joh. Masberg, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Wilhelm Petersen, August Wilhelm Julius Rietz, Th. Schmidt, Othmar Schoeck, Bernhard Ernst Scholz. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2014-03-26.
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