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Zu deinen Füßen will ich ruhn

Language: German (Deutsch)

Zu deinen Füßen will ich ruhn,
Und dir in's Auge schaun,
Die blaue Nacht mag leise nun
Auf uns herniederthaun,
Schon tauchet aus dem stillen See
Des Mondes Bild empor,
Und kühner streift das scheue Reh
Durch Wald und Wiesenmoor.

Mein Haupt laß ruhn auf deinem Schooß,
Da ruht es sanft und weich.
Wie ist der Himmel weit und groß,
Wie ist die Erde reich!
Der schönste Stern in blauer Nacht,
Der schönste Stern bist du,
In deines Lichtes sanfter Pracht
O gönne mir die Ruh!

An deinem Herzen laß mich ruhn
Nur kurze, seelge Zeit!
Kein Lauscher kündet unser Thun,
Die Welt ist traumgefeit.
An deinen Lippen laß mich ruhn,
Eh noch die Nacht verglimmt,
Bis unsre Seele träumend nun
In Seeligkeit verschwimmt!


Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Otto Roquette, Liederbuch, Stuttgart und Tübingen: J.G. Cotta’scher Verlag, 1852, pages 65-66


Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2009-02-05 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-10-22 00:20:11

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