Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Wie rauscht so sacht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wie rauscht so sacht
Durch alle Wipfel
Die stille Nacht,
Hat Thal u[nd] Gipfel
Zur Ruh gebracht.
Nur der Mensch in Träumen
Sinnt fort, was er bei Tag gedacht,
Weiß nichts von dem Lied in den Bäumen
Und von des Himmels Pracht,
Der in den stillen Räumen
Ueber Allen wacht.

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How gently soughs
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
How gently soughs
Through all the treetops
The quiet night;
It has brought to rest
Valleys and mountain peaks.
Only man in dreams
Continues to ponder that which he thought by day,
Knows nothing of the song in the trees
And of the splendour of Heaven,
Which in all the quiet expanses
Keeps watch above everyone.

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Translated titles:
"Nachts" = "At Night"
"In der Nacht" = "In the Night"


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Text added to the website: 2015-08-20 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-08-20 13:38:47
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