by Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941)
Translation by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Have you not heard his silent steps?
Language: English  after the Bangla (Bengali) 
Available translation(s): GER
Have you not heard his silent steps? 
He comes, comes, ever comes.

Every moment and every age, 
every day and every night
he comes, comes, ever comes.

Many a song have I sung 
in many a mood of mind, 
but all their notes have always proclaimed, 
`He comes, comes, ever comes.'

In the fragrant days of sunny April 
through the forest path 
he comes, comes, ever comes.

In the rainy gloom of July nights 
on the thundering chariot of clouds 
he comes, comes, ever comes.

In sorrow after sorrow 
it is his steps that press upon my heart, 
and it is the golden touch of his feet 
that makes my joy to shine.

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Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in Dutch (Nederlands), a translation by Frederik van Eeden (1860 - 1932) ENG GER GER ; composed by Aleidus Coenen.
  • Also set in French (Français), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG GER GER ; composed by Jevgenyj Ottovich Gunst.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , no title ENG ; composed by Claus Ogermann.
  • Also set in Italian (Italiano), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG GER GER ; composed by Franco Alfano.

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

  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2005-01-17 00:00:00
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Hast du nicht Seinen leisen Schritt...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the English 
Hast du nicht Seinen leisen Schritt gehört?
Er kommt, er kommt und immer: er kommt!

Jeden Augenblick und jede Zeit.
Jeden Tag, jede Nacht:
Er kommt, er kommt und immer: er kommt!

Manch ein Lied hab` ich gesungen.
Auf manchen Herzenston gestimmt.
Aus allen hat nur eins geklungen:
Er kommt, er kommt und immer: er kommt!

In den duftenden Tagen besonnten Aprils.
Den Waldpfad entlang:
Er kommt, er kommt und immer: er kommt!

Auf rollenden Wagen gewittriger Nacht
Im rauschenden Juliregen:
Er kommt, er kommt und immer: er kommt!

Wenn Kummer um Kummer mein Herz bedrückt,
Sind's Seine Schritte, die ich fühle,
Und Seiner Füße gold'ne Spur
Läßt meine Freude glänzen.

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Text added to the website: 2005-01-17 00:00:00
Last modified: 2017-10-16 08:53:17
Line count: 19
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