by Leberecht Blücher Dreves (1816 - 1870)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ruh' von schmerzensreichen Mühen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Latin 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Ruh' von schmerzensreichen Mühen
Aus und heißem Liebesglühen;
Der nach seligem Verein
Trug Verlangen,
Ist gegangen
Zu des Heilands Wohnung ein.

Dem Gerechten leuchten helle
Sterne in des Grabes Zelle,
Ihm, der selbst als Stern der Nacht
Wird erscheinen,
Wenn er seinen
Herrn erschaut im Himmelspracht.

Seid Fürsprecher, heil'ge Seelen,
Heil'ger Geist, laß Trost nicht fehlen;
Hörst du? Jubelsang erklingt,
Feiertöne,
[Drein]1 die schöne
Engelsharfe [also singt]2:

Ruh' von schmerzenreichen Mühen
Aus und heißem Liebesglühen;
Der nach seligem Verein
Trug Verlangen,
Ist gegangen
Zu des Heilands Wohnung ein.

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Confirmed with Gedichte von Leberecht Dreves, herausgegeben von Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Berlin, Verlag von Alexander Duncker, 1849, pages 545-546.

Note: the text for Schumann's setting is often attributed to "Anonymous, an old Catholic poem"

1 Schumann: "Darein"
2 Schumann: "singt"

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Rèquiem", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Requiem", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Requiem", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Requiem", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Requiem", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 88

Requiem
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Rest from painful effort
and from love's hot glow!
He who longed
to unite with Bliss
has left
for the dwelling of the Savior.

For him who is just, shine bright
stars in the cell of the grave;
for him, who is himself like a star in the night,
will they shine,
when he observes
the Lord in heaven's splendour.

Intercede, holy souls!
Holy Ghost, let solace not be lacking.
Do you hear? A joyous song resounds,
with festive tones,
in which the beautiful
angel's harp sings out:

Rest from painful effort
and from love's hot glow!
He who longed
to unite with Bliss
has left
for the dwelling of the Savior.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 24
Word count: 112