by Nikolaus Lenau (1802 - 1850)
Translation Singable translation possibly by Arthur Westbrook

Weil' auf mir, du dunkles Auge
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FRE
Weil' auf mir, du dunkles Auge,
Übe deine ganze Macht,
Ernste, milde [träumerische]1,
Unergründlich süße Nacht.
Nimm mit deinem Zauberdunkel
Diese Welt von hinnen mir,
Daß du über meinem Leben
Einsam schwebest für und für.

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in English, a translation possibly by Arthur Westbrook ; composed by Charles Edward Ives.
  • Also set in English, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ; composed by John Ford Barbour.

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Linger on me, dark eyes", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Stay with me, endarkened vision", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "S'il te plait", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:38
Line count: 8
Word count: 35

On me reposing
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Eyes so dark, on me reposing,
Let me feel now all your might.
With thy grave and dreamy sweetness
Thine unfathomed wondrous night.
Take now with thy sombre magic
from my sight this world away,
That alone Thou my'st forever
O'er my life extend thy sway.

Note: author given only as "Westbrook" in the Ives score.

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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)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2003-11-05 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:58
Line count: 8
Word count: 46