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Das Kind ruht aus vom Spielen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Das Kind ruht aus vom Spielen,
Am Fenster rauscht die Nacht,
Die Engel Gottes im Kühlen
Getreulich halten Wacht.

Am Bettlein still sie stehen,
Der Morgen graut noch kaum,
Sie küssen's, eh sie gehen,
Das Kindlein lacht im Traum.


Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FRE

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Gedichte, Berlin, Verlag von M. Simion, 1841, page 364.


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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "The child rests from playing", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , title 1: "Angels' vigil"
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "God's blessing", 2011, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2015-03-08 00:13:18
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God's blessing

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

From a day of play, a child rests;
At the window night rushes past.
God's angels stand their watch
Through the darkness cool and vast.

At the bedside they silently stay
Till the dawn with sunlight streams.
Their angels' kiss is simple bliss,
As the child smiles in its dreams.


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Rhymed paraphrase.

Submitted by Emily Ezust

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Josef Karl Benedikt von Eichendorff (1788 - 1857), "Gottes Segen", appears in Gedichte, in 6. Geistliche Gedichte FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Kurt Hessenberg, Robert Kahn, Luise Adolpha Le Beau, Franz Philipp, Karl Rankl, Max Reger, Friedrich Reichel, Othmar Schoeck, Richard Senff, Bruno Walter, August Walter, Erich J. Wolff. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2011-12-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:44
Line count: 8
Word count: 50