by Robert Reinick (1805 - 1852)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

In dem Himmel ruht die Erde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE ITA
In dem Himmel ruht die Erde,
Mond und Sterne halten Wacht,
Auf der Erd' ein kleiner Garten
Schlummert in der Blumen Pracht.
Gute Nacht, gute Nacht!

In dem Garten steht ein Häuschen,
[Still]1 von Linden überdacht;
[Vor dem kleinen]2 Erkerfenster
Hält ein [Vogel]3 singend Wacht.
Gute Nacht, gute Nacht!

In dem Erker schläft ein Mädchen,
[Träumet]4 von der Blumenpracht;
Ihr im Herzen ruht [der]5 Himmel,
D'rin die [Engel]6 halten Wacht.
Gute Nacht, [gute Nacht!]7

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1 Blodek: "wild"
2 Wolf: "Draußen vor dem"
3 Blodek: "Vöglein"
4 Blodek: "träumend"
5 Lang: "ein"
6 Blodek: "Englein"
7 Lang's manuscript ends with "Gute Gut!" - presumably a typo.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Sotto il cielo la terra riposa", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:46
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The earth rests in heaven
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The earth rests in heaven,
Moon and stars keep watch,
Upon the earth, a little garden
Slumbers in the flowers' splendour.
Good night, good night!

In the garden there stands a little house,
[Quietly]1 covered by a canopy of lime trees;
Outside before of the little bay window
A singing [bird]2 keeps watch.
Good night, good night!

In the bay-windowed room a maiden sleeps,
Dreaming of the splendour of the flowers;
Within her heart rests heaven,
Wherein the [angels]3 keep watch.
Good night, good night!

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Translated titles:
"Ständchen" = "Serenade"
"Gute Nacht" = "Good night"
"In dem Himmel ruht die Erde" = "The earth rests in heaven"
"Zur Nacht" = "[To be sung] at night"
"In dem Himmel ruht" = "In heaven rests"
"Nachtgruß" = "Nighttime greeting"

1 Blodek: "Wildly"
2 Blodek: "little bird"
3 Blodek: "little angels"

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Text added to the website: 2013-10-25 00:00:00
Last modified: 2016-06-28 10:03:38
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