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Schlafe Kindlein, schlafe

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schlafe Kindlein, schlafe,
Thu' die Äuglein zu,
Ob auch Donner rollen
Ueber deiner Ruh!
 
Ob die Stürme brausen,
Zuckt der Blitze Schein,
Möge doch mein Kindlein
Ruhig schlummern ein!
 
Gottes Engel hüten
Deinen stillen Schlaf!
Wen der Herr behütet,
Nie ein Wetter traf!
 
Und wir sollten zagen,
Wo ein Kindlein ruht?
Sind wir all' nicht Kinder
In des Vaters Hut?


Translation(s): ENG

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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)

  • by Josephine Lang (1815 - 1880), "Wiegenlied in stürmischer Zeit", op. 30 (2 Lieder) no. 2, published 1864 [voice and piano], Stuttgart, Verlag der Ebner’schen Kunst- und Musikhandlung [
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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2006-11-13.
Last modified: 2016-07-09 15:42:06
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Word count: 60

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Sleep, little child, sleep!

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Sleep, little child, sleep!
Close your little eyes;
Even if thunder rolls
Over your rest!
 
Even if storms roar,
If lightning quivers,
May my little child
Fall quietly asleep!
 
God's angels guard
Your quiet slumber!
Those whom God protects
Have never been harmed by a storm!
 
And we should despair in a situation
Where a child rests?
Are we not all children
In the Father's care?


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Text added to the website: 2006-11-13.
Last modified: 2016-07-09 15:43:08
Line count: 16
Word count: 66