by Emanuel von Geibel (1815 - 1884)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Die ihr schwebet
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Spanish (Español) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE ITA
Die ihr schwebet
Um diese Palmen
In Nacht und Wind,
Ihr heilgen Engel,
Stillet die Wipfel!
Es schlummert mein Kind.

Ihr Palmen von Bethlehem
Im Windesbrausen,
Wie mögt ihr heute
So zornig sausen!
O rauscht nicht also!
Schweiget, neiget
Euch leis und lind;
Stillet die Wipfel!
Es schlummert mein Kind.

Der Himmelsknabe
Duldet Beschwerde,
Ach, wie so müd er ward
Vom Leid der Erde.
Ach nun im Schlaf ihm
Leise gesänftigt
Die Qual zerrinnt,
Stillet die Wipfel!
Es schlummert mein Kind.

Grimmige Kälte
Sauset hernieder,
Womit nur deck ich
Des Kindleins Glieder!
O all ihr Engel,
Die ihr geflügelt
Wandelt im Wind,
Stillet die Wipfel!
Es schlummert mein kind.

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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)

Settings in other languages, adaptations, or excerpts:

  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ; composed by Melchior Diepenbrock, Eduard Lassen, Joseph Schmid, Friedrich Hieronymus Truhn.
  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist ENG ; composed by Anton Urspruch.

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

  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Lawrence Snyder) (Rebecca Plack) , "You who hover", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Voi che volate...", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website: 2003-11-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59
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Word count: 109

Voi che volate...
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Voi che volate
su queste palme
a notte e col vento,
Voi, angeli santi,
le foglie placate,
riposa il mio bimbo.

Voi, palme di Betlemme,
nel vento che sibila,
come potete oggi stormire
con tanta furia!
Vi prego non fatelo!
Silenziose, chinatevi
in modo dolce e lieve;
le foglie placate!
il mio bimbo riposa.

Il bimbo celeste,
ne avrebbe disturbo,
Lui che si è tanto stancato
del dolore del mondo.
Ma ora  che dorme,
placido e dolce,
dilegua la pena,
le foglie placate!
Riposa il mio bimbo.

Un freddo crudele
spira dall'alto,
come posso coprire
il suo corpicino?
Voi Angeli tutti,
che agitate le ali,
volando nel vento,
le foglie placate!
Riposa il mio bimbo.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to Italian (Italiano) copyright © 2009 by Ferdinando Albeggiani, (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: 2009-12-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:29
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Word count: 115