Nacht umhüllt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Nacht umhüllt
Mit wehendem Flügel
[Thäler und Hügel]1,
Ladend zur Ruh.

Und dem Schlummer,
Dem lieblichen Kinde,
Leise und linde
Flüstert sie zu:

"Weißt du ein Auge,
Wachend [im]2 Kummer,
Lieblicher Schlummer,
Drücke mir's zu."

Fühlst du sein Nahen?
Ahnest du Ruh?
Alles deckt [Schlummer]3,
[Schlummre]4 auch du.

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Confirmed with Janus. [Eine Zeitschrift. Herausgegeben von Friedrich Wähner. Schrämbl, Wien, 1818-1819] No. 1, Sonnabend, den 3. Oktober 1818, page 3; and with Grillparzers Sämmtliche Werke in zehn Bänden. Dritte Ausgabe. Erster Band. Stuttgart. Verlag der J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung. 1878, pages 11-12 (here with the title Bertha's Lied).

Note: The poem was initially destined for Grillparzer's drama Die Ahnfrau.

1 Schubert (in the repeat): "umhüllet die Täler und Hügel"
2 Grillparzer (1878 and later editions): "in"
3 Schubert (in the repeats): "der Schlummer"
4 Schubert: "Schlummre, so schlummre"

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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Bertha's lied in de nacht", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Bertha's song in the night", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant de Bertha dans la nuit", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Canto notturno di Berta", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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