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Du bist vom Schlaf erstanden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Du bist vom Schlaf erstanden
Und wandelst durch die Au.
Da liegt ob allen Landen
Der Himmel wunderblau.

[So lang du ohne Sorgen
Geschlummert schmerzenlos]1,
Der Himmel bis zum Morgen
Viel Tränen niedergoß.

In stillen Nächten weinet
Oft mancher aus dem Schmerz,
Und morgens dann [ihr]2 meinet,
Stets fröhlich sei sein Herz.


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1 Triest: "Weißt nicht, daß, als ohn' Sorgen / Du schliefest schmerzenlos"
2 Triest: "man"

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Llàgrimes silencioses", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Silent tears", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Larmes silencieuses", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Lacrime silenziose", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Stille tårer", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:36
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Word count: 52

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Stille tårer

Language: Norwegian (Bokmål) after the German (Deutsch)

Du har stått opp av søvnen
og vandrer gjennom engen.
Der strekker seg over alle land
Himmelen seg vidunderlig blå.

Så lenge du -- uten sorger --
har slumret uten smerter,
har himmelen helt til morgenen
skjenket mange tårer.

I stille netter gråter
ofte mang en av smerte,
og så om morgenen tror dere
at deres hjerte alltid er lykkelig.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Norwegian (Bokmål) copyright © 2008 by Marianne Beate Kielland, (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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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Justinus (Andreas Christian) Kerner (1786 - 1862), "Stille Tränen" CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): C. W. Fliegel, Robert von Hornstein, Immo Schneider, Robert Schumann, Carl Theodor Seiffert, Heinrich Triest, Maude Valérie White, Alexander Winterberger. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2008-03-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:39
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Word count: 58