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Komm, o Tod, von Nacht umgeben

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Spanish (Español)

Komm, o Tod, von Nacht umgeben,
leise komm zu mir gegangen,
daß die Lust, dich zu umfangen,
nicht zurück mich ruf' ins Leben.

Komm, so wie der Blitz uns rühret,
den der Donner nicht verkündet,
bis er plötzlich sich entzündet
und den Schlag gedoppelt führet.

Also seist du mir gegeben,
plötzlich stillend mein Verlangen,
daß die Lust, dich zu umfangen,
nicht zurück mich ruf' ins Leben.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Come, O death, surrounded by night", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Viens, ô mort, entourée de la nuit", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-20 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:00

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Word count: 66

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Viens, ô mort, entourée de la nuit

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Viens, ô mort, entourée de la nuit,
Doucement viens à moi,
Que le désir de t'embrasser
Ne me rappelle pas à la vie.

Viens, juste comme l'éclair nous frappe,
Alors que le tonnerre ne l'annonce pas,
Avant que soudain il nous enflamme,
Et qu'il porte le coup doublement.

Donc que tu me sois accordée,
Calmant soudain mon désir,
Que le plaisir de t'embrasser
Ne me rappelle pas à la vie.

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Text added to the website: 2014-11-07 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-11-07 15:17:22

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