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Licht in der Nacht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Ringsum dunkle Nacht, hüllt in Schwarz mich ein,
zage flimmert gelb fern her ein Stern!
Ist mir wie ein Trost, eine Stimme still,
die dein Herz aufruft, das verzagen will.

Kleines gelbes Licht, bist mir wie der Stern
überm Hause einst Jesu Christ, des Herrn
und da löscht es aus. Und die Nacht wird schwer!
Schlafe Herz. Schlafe Herz. Du hörst keine Stimme mehr.

Translation(s): ENG FRE FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Elisabeth Siekhaus) , title 1: "Light in the night", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Lumière dans la nuit", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Lumière dans la nuit", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:21
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Word count: 64

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Light in the night

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Dark night all around, enveloping me in black,
Timidly a star flickers yellow from afar!
It's to me like a comfort, a quiet voice,
Which calls on your heart that wants to give up.

Little yellow light, you are like a star to me
Above the house of Jesus Christ the Lord, once,
And there it goes out!  Und the night turns heavy!
Sleep, my heart!  You hear no voice any more!

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2007 by Elisabeth Siekhaus, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Text added to the website: 2007-10-15.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:29
Line count: 8
Word count: 72