by Hilja Onerva Madetoja, née Lehtinen (1882 - 1972), as L. Onerva
Translation © by Elisa Rapado

Saapuu hetki toivottuni
Language: Finnish (Suomi) 
Available translation(s): SPA
Saapuu hetki toivottuni,
Lankee uupuneeseen silmään
Kauan kangastellut uni.
Hyvät yöni heitän sille.
Yöhön käyvän sielun tähti
Viimeinen sa olit mulle.
Jo on hetki pilkkopimeen:
Siunaan sydämesi suuren,
Menen maata Herran nimeen.

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Johannes Öhquist (1861 - 1949) ; composed by Erkki Gustaf Melartin.

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  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elisa Rapado) , "Buenas noches", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Line count: 9
Word count: 32

Buenas noches
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the Finnish (Suomi) 
El momento que anhelaba
desciende sobre mis ojos cansados
el sueño que deseaba. 
Buenas noches, buenas noches, te digo
cuando cruzas la noche, estrella de mi alma.
Eras todo, eras todo lo que tenía
y ahora la noche está tan oscura. 
Bendigo la grandeza de tu corazón
y descanso en nombre del señor. 


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This text was added to the website: 2020-10-09
Line count: 9
Word count: 53