by Georg Friedrich Daumer (1800 - 1875)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Wo Engel hausen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Persian (Farsi) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wo Engel hausen,
Da ist der Himmel,
Und sei's auch mitten
Im Weltgetümmel;
Da hat die Seele,
Die bange, Ruh. --
Wie linde rastet
Im Aetherscheine
Schon [itzt]1 die meine!
Der schönste, beste
Der Gottesengel,
Das bist ja du.

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Confirmed with G.F. Daumer, Hafis. Neue Sammlung, Neue Ausgabe, Nürnberg: Verlag von Bauer & Raspe (Ludwig Korn.), [1852], page 49.

1 Henschel: "jetzt"


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  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by George Henschel.

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Where angels dwell", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2010-10-01
Line count: 12
Word count: 38

Where angels dwell
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Where angels dwell,
There is Heaven,
And even if it were in the middle
Of the bustle of the world,
There the soul, 
The anxious soul finds rest. --
How gently in the
Aethereal radiance 
My soul now already rests!
The loveliest, best 
Of God's angels --
That is you.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-10-09
Line count: 12
Word count: 48