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Im Arm der Liebe ruht sich's wohl

Language: German (Deutsch)

Im Arm der Liebe ruht sich's wohl,
Wohl auch im Schoß der Erde.
Ob's dort noch, oder hier sein soll,
Wo Ruh' ich finden werde:
Das forscht mein Geist und sinnt und denkt
Und fleht zur Vorsicht, die sie schenkt.

In Arm der Liebe ruht sich's wohl,
Mir winkt sie ach! vergebens.
Bei dir Elise fänd ich wohl
Die Ruhe meines Lebens.
Dich wehrt mir harter Menschen Sinn
Und in der Blüte welk' ich hin!

Im Schoß der Erde ruht sich's wohl,
So still und ungestöret,
Hier ist das Herz so kummervoll
Dort wird's durch nichts beschweret.
Man schläft so sanft, schläft sich so süß
Hinüber in das Paradies.

Ach, wo ich wohl noch ruhen soll
Von jeglicher Beschwerde,
In Arm der Liebe ruht sich's wohl,
Wohl auch im Schoß der Erde!
Bald muß ich ruh'n und wo es sei,
Dies ist dem Müden einerlei.

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "Little Song About Rest", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "La canzoncina del riposo", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

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La canzoncina del riposo

Language: Italian (Italiano) after the German (Deutsch)

Fra le braccia dell'amore si riposa bene,
bene anche nel grembo della terra.
Ancora là, o sarà qui,
che troverò riposo?
Questo vuole sapere il mio spirito, e medita e pensa
e implora la Prudenza che glielo dia.

Fra le braccia dell'amore si riposa bene,
mi chiama, ahimè, invano!
Con te, Elisa, trovavo
il riposo della mia vita.
Te mi nega la crudele volontà degli uomini
e nel fiore dell'età appassisco!

Nel grembo della terra si riposa bene,
tranquilli e indisturbati,
qui il cuore è pieno di affanni,
là nulla lo opprime.
Si dorme un sonno così soave e dolce
lassù in paradiso.

Ah, dove troverò riposo
da tutte le fatiche!
Fra le braccia dell'amore si riposa bene,
bene anche nel grembo della terra!
Presto devo chiamarlo e dovunque sia,
è lo stesso per chi è stanco.

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