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Ins stille Land!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ins stille Land!
Wer leitet uns hinüber?
Schon wölkt sich uns der Abendhimmel trüber,
Und immer trümmervoller wird der Strand.
Wer leitet uns mit sanfter Hand
Hinüber! ach! hinüber
Ins stille Land?

Ins stille Land!
Zu euch, ihr freyen Räume
Für die Veredlung! zarte Morgenträume
Der schönen Seelen! künft'gen Daseyns Pfand.
Wer treu des Lebens Kampf bestand,
Trägt seiner Hoffnung Keime
Ins stille Land.

Ach Land! ach Land!
Für alle Sturmbedrohten
Der mildeste von unsers Schicksals Bothen
Winkt uns, die Fackel umgewandt,
Und leitet uns mit sanfter Hand
Ins Land der großen Todten,
Ins stille Land.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA

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J. Kittl sets stanza 1

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Confirmed with Gedichte von J. G. von Salis. Neueste Auflage. Wien 1815. Bey B. Ph. Bauer, page 138; and with Iris. Ein Taschenbuch für 1805. Herausgegeben von J. G. Jacobi. Zürich, bey Orell, Füssli und Compagnie, pages 338-339.


Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl

Authorship

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, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882) , "Song of the Silent Land", appears in Hyperion, first published 1839 DUT FRE ITA by Edgar Leslie Bainton, John Blockley, Eaton Faning, Arthur Foote, Alfred Robert Gaul, D. Cyril Jenkins, Edwin Matthew Lott, Harry Alexander Matthews, Frederic Henry Pease, Edward Davey Rendall, Francis Romer, Hermann Strachauer, Henry Joseph Wood, Sir.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Naar 't stille land", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans le pays du repos", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Nel paese del silenzio", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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