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Es ist so still geworden

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es ist [so]1 still geworden,
Verrauscht des Abends Wehn,
Nun hört man aller Orten
Der Engel Füße gehn,
Rings in die [Thale]1 senket
Sich Finsterniß mit Macht --
Wirf ab, Herz, was dich kränket
Und was dir bange macht!

Es ruht die Welt im Schweigen, 
Ihr Tosen ist vorbei,
Stumm ihrer Freude Reigen
Und stumm ihr Schmerzenschrei.
Hat Rosen sie geschenket,
Hat Dornen sie gebracht --
Wirf ab, Herz, was dich kränket
Und was dir bange macht! 

Und hast du heut gefehlet, 
O schaue nicht zurück;
Empfinde dich beseelet 
Von freier Gnade Glück.
Auch des Verirrten denket 
Der Hirt auf hoher Wacht --
Wirf ab, Herz, was dich kranket 
Und was dir bange macht! 

Nun stehn im Himmelskreise
Die Stern' in Majestät;
In gleichem festem Gleise
Der goldne Wagen geht.
Und gleich den Sternen lenket
Er deinen Weg durch Nacht --
Wirf ab, Herz, was dich kränket,
Und was dir bange macht!

Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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R. Schumann sets stanzas 1, 4

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Confirmed wtih Gedichte von Gottfried Kinkel, Erster Band, Siebente Auflage, Stuttgart, Verlag der J. F. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung, 1872, pages 191-192.

1 Blumner: "nun" (Musikalien-catalog von Heinrichshofen's Verlag in Magdeburg); further changes may exist not shown above.
2 Schumann: "Tiefe"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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):

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Avondlied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Evening song", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant du soir", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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