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Zur Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun fallen die Augen müde mir zu.
Komm, Engel des Schlummers, hüte die Ruh,
Komm halte am Bette freundliche Wacht,
Und kosige Träume webe, o Nacht!
Und schlürfe, was nimmer, Seele, wohl Du
Geatmet im Lichte: Friede und Ruh.

Translation(s): 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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "À la nuit", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-07-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:16
Line count: 6
Word count: 39

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À la nuit

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

Maintenant mes yeux fatigués se ferment.
Viens, ange du sommeil, veille sur mon repos,
Viens, monte amicalement la garde près de mon lit,
Et tisse des rêves caressants, ô nuit !
Et savoure, ô âme, ce que jamais tu n'as
Respiré à la lumière : paix et repos.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (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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Text added to the website: 2015-06-04.
Last modified: 2015-06-04 22:24:15
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Word count: 48