by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Der Mond kommt still gegangen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG ENG FIN FRE
Der Mond kommt still gegangen
Mit seinem [goldnen]1 Schein,
Da schläft [in]2 holdem Prangen 
Die müde Erde ein.

Im Traum die Wipfel weben,
Die Quellen rauschen sacht;
Singende Engel durchschweben
Die blaue Sternennacht

Und auf den Lüften schwanken
Aus manchem treuen Sinn
Viel tausend Liebesgedanken
Über die Schläfer hin.

Und drunten im Tale, da funkeln
Die Fenster von Liebchens Haus;
Ich aber blicke im Dunkeln
Still in die Welt hinaus.

C. Schumann sets stanzas 1, 3-4

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Confirmed with Emanuel Geibel, Gedichte, vierte Auflage, Berlin: Verlag von Alexander Duncker, 1845, page 18.

1 Bernoully: "holden"
2 Grimm: "mit"

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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) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "De maan komt stil gevaren", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (David Kenneth Smith) , "The moon so peaceful rises", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist)
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Night song", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Kuu kohoaa hiljaa esiin", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La lune vient doucement", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2019-04-23 10:54:02
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La lune vient doucement
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La lune vient doucement
Avec sa lumière dorée
Et la terre lasse dort
Dans sa douce splendeur.

Dans les rêves les cimes s'agitent,
Le sources bruissent doucement ;
En chantant les anges volent tout autour
De la nuit étoilée bleue.

Et dans l'air alors flottent
Au-dessus des dormeurs
Des milliers de pensées d'amour
De maintes âmes fidèles.

Et en bas dans la vallée elles scintillent
À la fenêtre de la maison de ma bien aimée.
Mais je suis dans le noir, regardant
Tranquillement le monde.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2018 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2008-04-07 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-01-07 08:13:17
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Word count: 85