Translation © by Lau Kanen

Wir sind durch Not und Freude
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG ENG FRE FRI ITA NOR POL SAN SPA
Wir sind durch Not und Freude
Gegangen Hand in Hand,
Vom Wandern [ruhn wir beide]1
Nun überm stillen Land.

Rings sich die Thäler neigen,
Es dunkelt schon die Luft,
Zwei Lerchen nur noch steigen
Nachträumend in den Duft.

Tritt her, und laß sie schwirren,
Bald ist es [Schlafenszeit]2,
Daß wir uns nicht verirren
In dieser Einsamkeit.

O weiter stiller Friede!
So tief im Abendrot,
Wie sind wir wandermüde -- 
Ist [das]3 etwa der Tod?

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Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorffs sämtliche poetische Werke. Dritter Auflage. Erster Band. Gedichte, Leipzig, C. F. Amelang's Verlag, 1883, page 236.

Note: Modern spelling would change "Thäler" to "Täler"

1 Herzogenberg: "ruhen wir beide"; Strauss: "ruhen wir"
2 Eichendorff, Zweite Auflage published 1864: "Ruhenszeit"
3 Pepping, Strauss: "dies"

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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) , "A l'hora baixa", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Geart van der Meer) , "In 't avondrood", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "In 't avondrood", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lena Platt) (Daniel Platt) , "In Twilight", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "In the twilight", copyright © 2013
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Coucher de soleil", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian [singable] (Geart van der Meer) , "Yn 't juntydsrea", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Francesco Campanella) , "Al tramonto", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "I aftenrøden", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POL Polish (Polski) (Alicja Istigniejew) , "O zmierzchu", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SAN Sanskrit (संस्कृतम्) (Holger Christian Teipel-Jahr) , "पश्चिमे सन्ध्यारागे", copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , "En el crepúsculo", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 16
Word count: 73

In 't avondrood
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Wij hebben vreugd en lijden
Doorwandeld, hand in hand;
Van 't zwerven rusten wij [beiden]1
Nu boven 't stille land.
 
Rond ons de dalen nijgen,
Al donker wordt de lucht,
Twee leeuw'riken slechts stijgen
Nadromend in hun vlucht.
 
Kom hier en laat hen zweven,
Het wordt voor slapen tijd,
Opdat wij overleven
In deze eenzaamheid.
 
O wijde, stille vrede!
Zo diep in 't avondrood,
Wat zijn wij moe getreden -
Is dit misschien de dood?

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This text was added to the website: 2013-12-21
Line count: 16
Word count: 75