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Bald ist der Nacht ein End' gemacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Bald ist der Nacht ein End' gemacht,
Schon fühl' ich Morgenlüfte wehen.
Der Herr, der spricht: »Es werde Licht!«
Da muß, was dunkel ist, vergehen.
Vom Himmelszelt durch alle Welt
Die Engel freudejauchzend fliegen;
Der Sonne Strahl durchflammt das All.
Herr, laß uns kämpfen, laß uns siegen!

Translation(s): ENG 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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Soon night will reach its end", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Humeur du matin", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46
Line count: 8
Word count: 47

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Soon night will reach its end

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Soon night will reach its end;
already I feel the morning breezes blowing.
The Lord, he says: "Let there be light!"
Then all that is dark must disappear.
From Heaven's vault through all the world
the angels fly, cheering with joy;
rays of sunlight blaze through the universe.
Lord, let us struggle, let us win!

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852) FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Pauline von Decker, née von Schaetzel, George Henschel, Alexis Holländer, Robert Kahn, Gustav Krug, Robert Radecke, Hugo Wolf. Go to the text.


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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46
Line count: 8
Word count: 55