You can help us modernize! The present website has been online for a very long time and we want to bring it up to date. As of May 6, we are $2,380 away from our goal of $15,000 to fund the project. The fully redesigned site will be better for mobile, easier to read and navigate, and ready for the next decade. Please give today to join dozens of other supporters in making this important overhaul possible!

The LiederNet Archive

Much of our material is not in the public domain.
It is illegal to copy and distribute our copyright-protected material without permission.
Printing texts or translations without the name of the author or translator is also illegal.
You must use the copyright symbol © when you reprint copyright-protected material.

For more information, contact us at the following address:
licenses (AT) lieder (DOT) net
Please read the instructions below the translations before writing!
In your e-mail, always include the names of the translators if you wish to reprint something.

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

List of language codes

About the headline (FAQ)

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

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [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)

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

Line count: 24
Word count: 124

Gentle Reminder
This website began in 1995 as a personal project, and I have been working on it full-time without a salary since 2008. Our research has never had any government or institutional funding, so if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust

Browse (Petrucci Music Library) for Lieder or choral works