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In stiller Nacht, zur ersten Wacht

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

In stiller Nacht, zur ersten Wacht,
ein Stimm' begunnt zu klagen,
der nächt'ge Wind hat süß und lind
zu mir den Klang getragen.
Von herben Leid und Traurigkeit
ist mir das Herz zerflossen,
die Blümelein, mit Tränen rein
hab' ich sie all' begossen.

Der schöne Mond will untergahn,
für Leid nicht mehr mag scheinen,
die Sterne lan ihr Glitzen stahn,
mit mir sie wollen weinen.
Kein Vogelsang noch Freudenklang
man höret in den Lüften,
die wilden Tier' trauern auch mit mir
in Steinen und in Klüften.


Translation(s): DUT DUT ENG FIN FRE

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Friedrich Spee von Langenfeld (1591 - 1635) , title 1: "Travvr-Gesang von der noth Christi am Oelberg in dem Garten", from Trutznachtigall by Walter Courvoisier.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), adapted by by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown [an adaptation] by Gerard Bunk, Gerard Bunk.

Other available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title unknown, copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Wim Reedijk) , title 1: "Een nacht, heel stil", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title unknown, copyright © 2006
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Milla Valkeasuo) , title 1: "Hiljaisessa yössä, ensimmäisenä", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Dans la nuit tranquille, à la première veille", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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In stille nacht, bij d’ eerste wacht

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

In stille nacht, bij d’ eerste wacht
Begon een stem te klagen,
De wind, die nacht, heeft zoet en zacht,
Naar mij de klank gedragen.
Van bitterheid en treurigheid
Ging mij het hart vervloeien,
De bloempjes klein, met tranen rein
Moest alle ik besproeien.
 
De mooie maan wil ondergaan,
Is haast van smart verdwenen,
De sterren, zij zijn uit aan ‘t gaan,
Zij willen met mij wenen.
Geen vogelzang noch blij gedrang
Klinkt in de lucht hierboven,
Het wild, gedwee, treurt met mij mee
Op rotsen en in kloven.


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Translation of title "In stiller Nacht" = "In stille nacht"

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2015 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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