Translation © by David Fonseca Astorga

Now that the sun hath veil'd his light
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FIN FRE GER ITA SPA
Now that the sun hath veil'd his light
And bid the world goodnight;
To the soft bed my body I dispose,
But where shall my soul repose?

Dear, dear God, even in Thy arms,
And can there be any so sweet security!
Then to thy rest, O my soul!
And singing, praise the mercy
That prolongs thy days.

Hallelujah!

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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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Hymne du soir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (David Fonseca Astorga) , title 1: "Un himno nocturno", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Ein Abendlied", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Adriana Ferrando) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]
Un himno nocturno
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the English 
Ahora que el sol ha velado su luz
y dado las buenas noches al mundo
En el suave lecho dispongo mi cuerpo
pero ¿dónde mi alma ha de reposar?

!Querido, querido Dios; incluso en tus brazos
puede haber una seguridad tan dulce!
¡Ve a tu descanso alma mía!
y cantando, alaba la misericordia
que prolonga tus días.

Aleluya.

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  • Translation from English to Spanish (Español) copyright © 2012 by David Fonseca Astorga, (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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