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Language: German (Deutsch)

Verschneit liegt rings die ganze Welt,
Ich hab' Nichts, was mich freuet,
Verlassen steht der Baum im Feld,
Hat längst sein Laub verstreuet.

Der Wind nur geht bei stiller Nacht
Und rüttelt an den Baume,
Da rührt er seinen Wipfel sacht
Und redet wie im Traume.

Er träumt von künft'ger Frühlingszeit,
Von Grün und Quellenrauschen,
Wo er im neuen Blüten-Kleid
Zu Gottes Lob wird rauschen.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Winter night", copyright © 2014
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Nuit d'hiver", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:27

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Word count: 65

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Nuit d'hiver

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

Le monde entier est couvert de neige,
Il n'y a rien qui puisse me réjouir,
L'arbre abandonné dans le champ
A depuis longtemps dispersé ses feuilles.

Seul passe le vent dans le silence de la nuit
Et secoue l'arbre,
Soudain il bouge doucement sa cime
Et parle, comme en rêve.

Il parle du prochain printemps,
Du murmure de la verdure et des sources,
Où dans son nouvel habit orné de bourgeons
Il chantera les louanges de Dieu.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Winternacht", written 1839, appears in Gedichte, in 6. Geistliche Gedichte ENG
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johann Carl Eschmann, Alexis Holländer, Richard Kleinmichel, Egon Kornauth, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Nikolai Karlovich Medtner, Othmar Schoeck, Ferdinand Sieber, Emil Sulzbach, Alexander Winterberger, Franz Wüllner. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-06-15 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2015-06-15 13:30:54

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Word count: 77