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Nu løftes Laft og Lofte

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål)

Nu løftes Laft og Lofte
Til Stjernehvælven blaa,
Nu flyver lille Haakon
Med Drømmevinger paa.

Der er en Stige stillet
Fra Jord til Himmel op,
Nu stiger lille Haakon
Med Englene tiltop.

Guds Engle smaa, de vaager
For Vuggebarnets Fred,
Gud sign' Dig, lille Haakon,
Din Moder vaager med!

Translation(s): ENG ENG GER GER GER ITA

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Frederick Corder) , "Margaret's Cradle Song"
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Anna Maria Norberg-Schulz) , "La ninna-nanna di Margrete", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:35

Line count: 12
Word count: 49

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Language: German (Deutsch) after the Norwegian (Bokmål)

Nun hebt sich Dach und Decke 
zum Sternenhimmel auf;
Nun schwebt der kleine Haakon 
auf Flügeln des Traums hinauf.

Es reichet eine Leiter 
bis in den Himmel hinein;
Die wandert der kleine Haakon 
mit den lieben Engelein.

Die Engelein behüten 
mein Kind die ganze Nacht;
Gott segne dich, klein Haakon, 
auch deine Mutter wacht.

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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)

Text added to the website: 2003-11-13 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59

Line count: 12
Word count: 54