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Du bist die Ruh

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du bist die Ruh,
Der Friede mild,
Die Sehnsucht du,
Und was sie stillt.

Ich weihe dir
[Voll]1 Lust und Schmerz
Zur Wohnung hier
Mein Aug' und Herz.

Kehr' [ein bei mir]2,
Und schließe du
Still hinter dir
Die Pforten zu.

Treib andern Schmerz
Aus dieser Brust.
Voll sey dies Herz
[Von]3 deiner Lust.

Dies Augenzelt
Von deinem Glanz
Allein erhellt,
O füll' es ganz.


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F. Curschmann sets stanzas 1-4
P. Nørgård sets stanzas 1-2

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Confirmed with Oestliche Rosen von Friedrich Rückert. Drei Lesen. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1822, pages 125-126; and with Gesammelte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert. Vierter Band. Erlangen, Verlag von Carl Heyder. 1837, pages 107-108.

Note: The poem was first published 1822 in Rückert's Oestliche Rosen where all the poems have no titles. In subsequent editions (Erlangen, 1837: Gesammelte Gedichte, Frankfurt a. M., 1868: Gesammelte Poetische Werke) this poem got the title Kehr' ein bei mir!

1 Karg-Elert: "In"
2 Curschmann: "bei mir ein"
3 Curschmann: "Voll"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Melanie Trumbull and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Geart van der Meer) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Jij bent de rust", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lynn Thompson) , "You are peace, the mild peace", copyright © 1997, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Thou art repose", first published 193-?
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "You are my rest", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "You are my rest", written 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tu es le repos", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian (Geart van der Meer) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Tu sei la pace", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Alexandre Trovon) , "Tu és o repouso", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-10-20.
Last modified: 2017-11-10 06:38:20
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Tu és o repouso

Language: Portuguese (Português) after the German (Deutsch)

Tu és o repouso,
E agradável paz,
Tu és a saudade,
E o que a aquieta.

Eu te consagro,
Pleno de alegria e dor,
Como morada aqui
Meus olhos e coração.

Entra em minha casa
E gentilmente
Cerra as portas 
Atrás de ti.

Expulsa todo pesar
Desse peito!
Para que meu coração 
Se encha de tua alegria.

Esse tabernáculo dos meus olhos
É iluminado 
Tão somente pela tua luz;
Oh, preenche-o completamente!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Portuguese (Português) copyright © 2006 by Alexandre Trovon, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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  • 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 DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG ENG FRE FRI HEB IRI ITA
      • 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.


Text added to the website: 2006-09-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:19
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Word count: 72