Translation © by Emily Ezust

Das Kind ruht aus vom Spielen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Das Kind ruht aus vom Spielen,
Am Fenster rauscht die Nacht,
Die Engel Gott's im Kühlen
Getreulich halten Wacht.

Am Bettlein still sie stehen,
Der Morgen graut noch kaum,
Sie küssen's, eh sie gehen,
Das Kindlein lacht im Traum.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Joseph Freiherrn von Eichendorff, Gedichte, Berlin, Verlag von M. Simion, 1841, page 364.


Authorship

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):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "The child rests from playing", copyright ©
  • ENG English [singable] (John Bernhoff) , "Angels' vigil"
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "God's blessing", written 2011, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 39

The child rests from playing
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The child rests from playing,
at the window night rustles.
In the coolness, the angels of God 
hold their faithful watch.

By the little bed they stand mutely;
the morning is hardly gray.
They kiss him before they go
and the little child laughs in his dream.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

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    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 47