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Rast

Language: German (Deutsch)

Nun merk' ich erst, wie müd' ich bin,
Da ich zur Ruh' mich lege;
Das Wandern hielt mich munter hin
Auf unwirthbarem Wege.

Die Füße frugen nicht nach Rast,
Es war zu kalt zum Stehen,
Der Rücken fühlte keine Last,
Der Sturm half fort mich wehen.

In eines Köhlers engem Haus
Hab' Obdach ich gefunden;
Doch meine Glieder ruhn nicht aus:
So brennen ihre Wunden.

Auch du, mein Herz, [im]1 Kampf und Sturm
So wild und so verwegen,
Fühlst in der Still' erst deinen Wurm
Mit heißem Stich sich regen!


Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE FRI HEB ITA KOR SPA

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Confirmed with Gedichte aus den hinterlassenen Papieren eines reisenden Waldhornisten. Herausgegeben von Wilhelm Müller. Zweites Bändchen. Deßau 1824. Bei Christian Georg Ackermann, pages 100-101; and with Urania. Taschenbuch auf das Jahr 1823. Neue Folge, fünfter Jahrgang. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1823, page 220.

First published in Urania (see above) as no. 10 of Wanderlieder von Wilhelm Müller. Die Winterreise. In 12 Liedern.

1 Müller (Urania), and Schubert: "in"

Submitted by Ofer Sheinberg 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) , "Repòs", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Rustpauze", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Arthur Rishi) , "Rest", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (David Paley) , "Rest", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Lepotauko", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Repos", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Pieter Wiersma) , "Rêst", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "מנוחה", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Sosta", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • KOR Korean (한국어/조선말) [singable] (곽명규 Myung-Kew Kwack) , "휴식", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , "Descanso", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Rest

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

I notice now how tired I am
As down to rest I lay me;
This walking keeps me cheerful when
On godforsaken pathways.
My feet were asking not for rest,
It was too cold for standing
My back then felt it had no load
When storms were there to drive me.

This charcoal burners little house
Has given me a refuge;
But then exhaustion brings no rest:
So deeply am I wounded.
You too, my heart, in storm and stress
So wild and so foolhardy,
Feel not until the quiet hour 
The biting sting that spurs you.


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