Hörst du die Gründe rufen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Hörst du die Gründe rufen
In Träumen halb verwacht? 
O, von des Schlosses Stufen
Steig nieder in die Nacht! --

Die Nachtigallen schlagen,
Der Garten rauschet sacht,
Es will dir Wunder sagen,
Die wunderbare Nacht.

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When first published in 1828, the poem "Nacht" was one stanza long (usually referred to as Nacht Teil 1); in 1837, Eichendorff added Teil 2, which encompassed stanza 2; in 1839, Eichendorff added Teil 3, which encompassed stanzas 3 and 4; and in 1841 he added Teil 4, encompassing stanzas 5 and 6, and thus giving the poem its final form.


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 [singable] (Constance Bache) , "Night"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , no title, copyright © 2012, (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: 34