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Abendlied

Language: German (Deutsch)

Sanft glänzt die Abendsonne
Auf diese stille Flur,
Und strahlet Ruh und Wonne
Auf jede Kreatur.
Sie zeichnet Licht und Schatten
Auf die beblümte Au;
Und auf den grünen Matten
Blitzt der krystallne Thau.

Hier in der Zephyrn Spiele
Beym frohen Vogelchor,
Hier steigen Hochgefühle
In meiner Brust empor.
Ich athme süße Freuden
Auf diesem Tempe1 ein,
Mich fliehen Gram und Leiden
Im milden Abendschein. 

Dir, der die Abendröthe
Am Himmel ausgespannt
Und süßes Nachtgeflöte
Auf diese Flur gesandt,
Dir sey dieß Herz geweihet,
Das reiner Dank durchglüht,
Es schlage noch erfreuet,
Wenn einst das Leben flieht.


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA

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1 Tempe = Wonnegefilde (delightful realm)

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó del capvespre", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Avondlied", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Evening song", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant du soir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto della sera", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Chant du soir

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Le soleil du soir brille doucement
Sur ces prairies silencieuses
Et rayonne repos et bonheur
Sur chaque créature.
Il dessine lumière et ombre
Sur le champ en fleurs,
Et sur l'herbe verte
Il fait briller la rosée cristalline.

Ici dans le jeu des zéphyrs
Près du chœur joyeux des oiseaux,
Ici de l'enthousiasme monte
Dans mon cœur.
Je respire une joie douce
Dans ce temple,
Et Douleur et chagrin s'envolent loin de moi
Dans le doux éclat du soir.

À toi par qui le coucher du soleil
Est étendu dans le ciel
Et les doux sons de la nuit
Sont envoyés à travers les prairies,
À toi je consacre ce cœur,
Enflammé de pure gratitude,
Il battra encore joyeusement
Même quand la vie s'enfuira.


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