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Du bist die Ruh

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

You are harmony
and rest.
You are yearning
and its cadence.

I dedicate to you,
as to a sacred place,
full of pain and joy,
my eyes and heart.

Turn to me now
and quietly
close the doors
behind you.

Drive other sorrows
far away:
May my heart fill
with delight in you.

This vaulted dome
with your light voice
alone is filled,
Oh let it ring.

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Submitted by Dave Evan Thomas


Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866), "Kehr' ein bei mir!", appears in Östliche Rosen, in 1. Erste Lese, first published 1822 CAT DUT DUT FRE FRI HEB IRI ITA POR
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, John Böie, Friedrich Curschmann, Hans Fleischer, Oscar Fretzdorff, Moritz Hauptmann, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Carl Kossmaly, Franz Paul Lachner, Leopold Lenz, Ludwig Siegfried Meinardus, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Per Nørgård, Rudolf Radecke, Hans Michael Schletterer, Franz Peter Schubert, Adam Taylor, Maude Valérie White. Go to the text.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), original text by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866) , title 1: "Kehr ein bei mir!", from Wanderung, in 3. Dritter Bezirk. Östliche Rosen DUT IRI POR HEB ENG FRI ITA FRE by Friedrich Curschmann, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Franz Peter Schubert, Adam Taylor, Hans Fleischer, Rudolf Radecke, Moritz Hauptmann, Leopold Lenz, Ludwig Siegfried Meinardus, Hans Michael Schletterer, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, Gary Bachlund, Oscar Fretzdorff, Franz Paul Lachner, Maude Valérie White, Per Nørgård.

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