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Language: German (Deutsch)

Die Nacht ist niedergangen,
Die schwarzen Schleier hangen
Nun über Busch und Haus.
Leis rauscht es in den Buchen,
Die letzten Winde suchen
Die vollsten Wipfel sich zum Neste aus.

Noch einmal leis ein Wehen,
Dann bleibt der Atem stehen
Der müden, müden Welt.
Nur noch ein zages Beben
Fühl durch die Nacht ich schweben,
Auf die der Friede seine Hände hält.

Translation(s): ENG ENG FRE

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Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

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

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Chanson du soir", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Evening song", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-04-09.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:26
Line count: 12
Word count: 62

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Evening song

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Night has fallen,
The black veils hang
Now over bush and house.
There is a quiet murmuring in the beeches,
The last winds are choosing
The most luxuriant treetops for their nest.
Quietly once more a wafting,
Then the breath
Of the tired, tired world ceases.
Floating through the night I feel
Only a hesitant trembling still,
Upon which Peace lays its hands.

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Text added to the website: 2015-09-25.
Last modified: 2015-09-25 21:02:56
Line count: 12
Word count: 63