by Friedrich Rückert (1788 - 1866)
Translation © by Walter A. Aue

Du bist die Ruh
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT DUT ENG ENG FRE FRI HEB IRI ITA POR
Du bist die Ruh,
Der Friede mild,
Die Sehnsucht du,
Und was sie stillt.

Ich weihe dir
[Voll]1 Lust und Schmerz
Zur Wohnung hier
Mein Aug' und Herz.

Kehr' [ein bei mir]2,
Und schließe du
Still hinter dir
Die Pforten zu.

Treib andern Schmerz
Aus dieser Brust.
Voll sey dies Herz
[Von]3 deiner Lust.

Dies Augenzelt
Von deinem Glanz
Allein erhellt,
O füll' es ganz.

F. Curschmann sets stanzas 1-4
P. Nørgård sets stanzas 1-2

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Confirmed with Oestliche Rosen von Friedrich Rückert. Drei Lesen. Leipzig: F. A. Brockhaus. 1822, pages 125-126; and with Gesammelte Gedichte von Friedrich Rückert. Vierter Band. Erlangen, Verlag von Carl Heyder. 1837, pages 107-108.

Note: The poem was first published 1822 in Rückert's Oestliche Rosen where all the poems have no titles. In subsequent editions (Erlangen, 1837: Gesammelte Gedichte, Frankfurt a. M., 1868: Gesammelte Poetische Werke) this poem got the title Kehr' ein bei mir!

1 Karg-Elert: "In"
2 Curschmann: "bei mir ein"
3 Curschmann: "Voll"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Jij bent de rust", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Geart van der Meer) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lynn Thompson) , "You are peace, the mild peace", copyright © 1997, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Thou art repose", first published 193-?
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "You are my rest", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "You are my rest", written 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Tu es le repos", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRI Frisian (Geart van der Meer) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • HEB Hebrew (עברית) (Max Mader) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) [singable] (Gabriel Rosenstock) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Tu sei la pace", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Alexandre Trovon) , "Tu és o repouso", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Melanie Trumbull , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2003-10-20 00:00:00
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You are my rest
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
You are my rest,
my calm and peace:
my longing's best
that makes it cease.

To you I give
for laugh or cry
as place to live
my heart and eye.

Come in to find
and quiet close
the doors behind
your kind repose.

All other grief
drive from my breast:
my heart reprieve
and fill with zest.

My eye's whole sight,
so much in thrall
to your own light,
oh, fill it all! 

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Text added to the website: 2007-07-06 00:00:00
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