Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Wanderers Nachtlied
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Mit Sturm und Nacht durch fremdes Land
Irr' ich in Einsamkeit;
Doch sing' ich froh durch Berg und Tal,
Ich weiß, mir wird kein Leid.

Sie schützt der Himmel liebevoll,
Wär' er auch zürnend mir,
Mir wird kein Schmerz, mir wird kein Leid,
Denn alles ja würd' ihr.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Wanderer’s night song", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-30
Line count: 8
Word count: 48

Wanderer’s night song
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
With storm and night through a foreign land
I wander in solitude;
Yet I sing joyfully through mountains and valleys,
I know no harm shall come to me.

She [my beloved] is lovingly guarded by heaven,
Even if [heaven] is angry with me,
No pain shall come to me, no sorrow shall come to me,
For everything [that comes to me] would also come to her.


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This text was added to the website: 2014-11-11
Line count: 8
Word count: 66