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Der Mond scheint auf mein Lager

Language: German (Deutsch)

Der Mond scheint auf mein Lager,
Ich schlafe nicht,
Meine gefalteten [Hände]1 ruhen
In seinem Licht.

Meine Seele ist still, sie kehrte
Von Gott zurück,
Und mein Herz hat nur einen Gedanken:
Dich und [dein]2 Glück.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Voigt-Schweikert: "Hände sie"
2 Webern: "mein"

Submitted by Jeroen Scholten


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 (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Pieux", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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The moon shines on my bed

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

The moon shines on my bed,
I do not sleep,
My folded [hands]1 rest
In [the moon’s] light.

My soul is quiet, it returned
From God,
And my heart has only one thought:
You and [your]2 happiness.

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Translations of title(s):
"Der Mond scheint auf mein Lager" = "The moon shines on my bed"
"Fromm" = "Devout"

1 Voigt-Schweikert: "hands, they"
2 Webern: "my"


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  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Gustav Falke (1853 - 1916), "Fromm", appears in Mit dem Leben. Neue Gedichte FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Alban Maria Johannes Berg, Hans Fleischer, Paul Hermann Franz Graener, Hugo Wilhelm Ludwig Kaun, Max Reger, August Reuss, Hans August Friedrich Zincke genannt Sommer, Margarete Voigt-Schweikert, Anton von Webern. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-09-09.
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