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Es ist Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es ist Nacht, 
und mein Herz kommt zu dir,
hält's nicht aus, 
hält's nicht aus mehr bei mir.

Legt sich dir auf die Brust, 
wie ein Stein,
sinkt hinein, 
zu dem deinen hinein.

Dort erst, 
dort erst kommt es zur Ruh,
liegt am Grund 
seines ewigen Du.

Translation(s): ENG FIN 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)

Settings in other languages or adaptations:

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2016
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Il fait nuit", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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It is night

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

It is night 
And my heart goes to you, 
For it can no longer stand 
To be with me.

It lies upon your breast 
Like a stone,
Sinking inside
To be your own within.

There, at last, 
There at last it finds peace, 
Lying in the depths 
Of the eternal You.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2016 by Emily Ezust

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