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Abendlich schon rauscht der Wald

Language: German (Deutsch)

Abendlich schon rauscht der Wald
Aus den tiefsten Gründen,
Droben wird der Herr nun bald
[An die Sternlein zünden]1,
Wie so stille in den Schlünden,
Abendlich nur rauscht der Wald.

Alles geht zu seiner Ruh,
[Wald und Welt versausen]2,
Schauernd hört der Wandrer zu,
Sehnt sich [recht]3 nach Hause,
Hier in Waldes [grüner]4 Klause
Herz, geh' [endlich auch]5 zur Ruh!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE IRI ITA

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Zweite vermehrte und veränderte Auflage, W. Simion in Berlin, 1843, page 382.

1 Franz: "Die Stern' anzünden"
2 Hensel: "Wie die Welt verbrause"
3 Franz: "wohl", Hensel: "tief"
4 Franz: "stiller"
5 Franz: "endlich du auch"

Submitted by Jakob Kellner


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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Jakob Kellner) , "Evening breezes rustle yet in the wood", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Henri Dupraz) , "Le soir enfin murmure la forêt", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "A sera già sussurra il bosco", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Evening breezes rustle yet in the wood

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Evening breezes rustle yet in the wood
from the deepest grounds;
above the lord will now soon
light the stars.
How silent in the chasms!
Just evening breezes in the wood.

Everything goes to its rest.
Wood and world vanish; 
shuddering, the wanderer listens,
yearning for home.
Here in the quiet hermitage of the forest,
Heart, at last too go to rest.

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Note: this is a translation of Franz's version.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Abschied", appears in Gedichte, in 6. Geistliche Gedichte DUT FRE IRI ITA
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): John Böie, Alfred Dregert, Zdenko Antonín Václav Fibich, Christian Fink, Robert Franz, Ferdinand von Hiller, Franz von Holstein, Arno Kleffel, Paul Kont, Egon Kornauth, Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, Hans Erich Pfitzner, Max Reger, Heinrich Reimann, Ernst Rudorff, Othmar Schoeck, H. Siewert, August Walter, Oskar Wermann, Gotthard Wöhler. Go to the text.


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

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