by Albert Sergel (1876 - 1946)
Translation © by Malcolm Wren

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Langsam wird mein Kindchen müde,
  Leise kommt [herbei]1 die Nacht.
Stille Wolken gehn am Himmel
  Und der Mond ist aufgewacht.

Schaut mit seinen klaren Blicken
  In des Kindes Kämmerlein,
Streichelt es mit sanften Händen
  In den schönsten Traum hinein.

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1 omitted by Reger.


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

  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , title 1: "Evening Song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Chant du soir", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Malcolm Wren [Guest Editor]
Evening Song
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Slowly my child gets tired,
softly in comes night.
Quiet clouds cross the sky
and the moon has woken up.

The moon looks directly
into the child's little room,
strokes him with a soft hand
and leads him into the loveliest of dreams.


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