by Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680 - 1747)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle
Ruhiger Gelassenheit!
Selbst die Seele wird erfreut,
[Da, in deiner Süßigkeit,
Ich mir hier nach dieser Zeit
Voll mühsel'ger Eitelkeit]1,
Jene Ruh vor Augen stelle,
Die uns ewig ist bereit.

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1 Händel: "Wenn ich mir nach dieser Zeit/ Arbeitssamer Eitelkeit"


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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Dolça quietud, mansoia font", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Hayden Muhl) , copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Doux silence, sources calmes", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:17
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Doux silence, sources calmes
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Doux silence, sources calmes
De sérénité paisible !
L'âme elle-même se réjouira
Quand, après ce temps
Plein de laborieuse futilité,
Se placera devant mes yeux cette paix
Qui nous attend pour l'éternité.


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2014 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Text added to the website: 2014-01-27 00:00:00
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