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Wir sind durch Not und Freude

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wir sind durch Not und Freude
Gegangen Hand in Hand,
Vom Wandern ruhen wir [beide]1
Nun überm stillen Land.

Rings sich die Täler neigen,
Es dunkelt schon die Luft,
Zwei Lerchen nur noch steigen
Nachträumend in den Duft.

Tritt her, und laß sie schwirren
Bald ist es [Schlafenszeit]2,
Daß wir uns nicht verirren
In dieser Einsamkeit.

O weiter, stiller Friede!
So tief im Abendrot,
Wie sind wir wandermüde -- 
Ist [das]3 etwa der Tod? --


Translation(s): CAT DUT DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE FRI ITA NOR POL SPA

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1 omitted by Strauss
2 in another version of Eichendorff's: "Ruhenszeit"
3 Pepping, Strauss: "dies"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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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 (Lena Platt) (Daniel Platt) , title 1: "In Twilight", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Coucher de soleil", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , title 1: "En el crepúsculo", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Francesco Campanella) , title 1: "Al tramonto", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Beatrijs De Vos) , title 1: "In 't avondrood", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "A l'hora baixa", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "At sunset", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , title 1: "I aftenrøden", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POL Polish (Polszczyzna) (Alicja Istigniejew) , title 1: "O zmierzchu", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Geart van der Meer) , title 1: "Yn 't juntydsrea", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Geart van der Meer) , title 1: "In 't avondrood", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "In the twilight", copyright © 2013
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "In 't avondrood", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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At sunset

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

We've gone through grief and pleasure
together hand in hand:
from wandering [we're at leisure]1:
above the tranquil land.

Round us the vales descending,
yet darker turns the sky,
two lonesome larks ascending
day-dreamingly up high.

Come here, and leave them twirling,
soon it is time for sleep,
lest we might lose our bearing
in solitude so deep.

O, quietude, all-embracing!
Amidst the sunset's breath,
how tired are we of pacing -
can this, perchance, be Death?


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1 Strauss: "now we rest"

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2011 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2011-08-07.
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