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O süßes Dunkel himmelweit

Language: German (Deutsch)

O süßes Dunkel himmelweit,
O Augenblick und Ewigkeit,
Du Nacht vor meinem Fenster!
 
Der Tag zerbrach, die Welt verblich,
Es blieben atmend du und ich
Und herzensnah das Kindlein.
 
O süsser Traum, der es umträumt,
Das Kind von meiner Lende.
Die Nacht hat ihm nichts fortgeräumt,
Von Blume und von Frucht umsäumt
Streckt es im Schlaf die Hände.
 
Wir sind umfriedet du und ich
Im Schlag der Pulse, Bogenstrich
Der Geige unsrer Herzen.
 
O süßes Dunkel himmelweit,
O Augenblick und Ewigkeit,
Du Nacht vor meinem Fenster!


Translation(s): ENG

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English [singable] (Vally Weigl, née Pick) (Lydia Perera) , title 1: "O blessed darkness heavenwide"


Text added to the website: 2009-06-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:09
Line count: 17
Word count: 86

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O blessed darkness heavenwide

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

O blessed darkness heavenwide,
O instant and eternal tide,
O night beyond my window!
 
The world grew pale, the day went by,
We stay in silence, you and I,
And near our hearts the dear one.1
 
O tender dream that fills the heart 2
Of our sleeping darling.
For him the night is but a bowl
To keep his fruits and flowers 3 whole.
His hands reach for his treasures.
 
Your pulse and mine in one have blent,4
Our hearts are but one instrument
To play the same sweet music. 5
 
O blessed darkness heavenwide,
O instant and eternal tide,
O night beyond my window!


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1 On the piano version, the words "dear one" have been changed to "baby".
2 "soul" on the piano version.
3 "his fruits, his flowers" on the piano version
4 "Your beating pulse and mine are blent" on the piano version
5 Changed in pencil to "Entwined as one in music" on string quartet version.

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)

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Text added to the website: 2009-06-12.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:15
Line count: 17
Word count: 105