by Paul Heyse (1830 - 1914)
Translation © by Donna (Bareket) Breitzer

Wir haben Beide lange Zeit geschwiegen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE HEB
Wir haben Beide lange Zeit geschwiegen,
Auf einmal kam uns nun die Sprache wieder.
Die Engel, die herab vom Himmel fliegen,
Sie brachten nach dem Krieg den Frieden wieder.
Die Engel Gottes sind herabgeflogen,
Mit ihnen ist der Frieden eingezogen.
Die Liebesengel kamen über Nacht
Und haben Frieden meiner Brust gebracht.

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Confirmed with Paul Heyse, Italienisches Liederbuch, Berlin: Verlag von Wilhelm Hertz (Bessersche Buchhandlung), 1860, page 54.


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

  • ENG English (Donna (Bareket) Breitzer) , "We have both been silent a long time", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , "כמה זמן איבדתי", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Alberto Pedrotti , Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2003-12-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 51

We have both been silent a long time
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
We have both been silent a long time -
All at once, speech has come to us again.
The angels who fly down from heaven
Have brought peace again after the war.
The angels of God have flown down
And peace has moved in with them.
The angels of love came overnight
And have brought peace to my breast.

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This text was added to the website: 2003-12-29
Line count: 8
Word count: 59