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Vom Berg hinabgestiegen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Vom Berg hinabgestiegen
Ist nun des Tages Rest;
Mein Kind liegt in der Wiegen,
Die Vöglein all' im Nest;
Nur ein ganz klein Singvögelein
Ruft weit daher im Dämmerschein:
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Das Spielzeug ruht im Schreine,
Die Kleider auf der Bank,
Ein Mäuschen ganz alleine
Es raschelt noch im Schrank,
Und draußen steht der Abendstern
Und winkt dem Kind aus weiter Fern':
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Die Wiege geht im Gleise,
Die Uhr pickt hin und her,
Die Fliegen nur ganz leise
Sie summen noch daher. 
Ihr Fliegen, laßt mein Kind in Ruh'!
Was summt ihr ihm so heimlich zu?
"Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Der Vogel und die Sterne,
Die Fliegen rings umher,
Sie haben mein Kind schon gerne,
Die Engel noch viel mehr. 
Sie decken's mit den Flügeln zu
Und singen leise: "Schlaf in Ruh!
Gut' Nacht! gut' Nacht!
Lieb' Kindlein, gute Nacht!"

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE ITA

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H. Wolf sets stanzas 1, 3-4

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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 (John H. Anderson) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Addie Funk) , "Cradle Song"
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , M.J.A.W., "Slumbersong in Summertime"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "In estate", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-07-14 00:00:00.
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