Translation © by Erkki Pullinen

Now that the sun hath veil'd his light
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FIN FRE GER ITA SPA
Now that the sun hath veil'd his light
And bid the world goodnight;
To the soft bed my body I dispose,
But where shall my soul repose?

Dear, dear God, even in Thy arms,
And can there be any so sweet security!
Then to thy rest, O my soul!
And singing, praise the mercy
That prolongs thy days.


About the headline (FAQ)


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Hymne du soir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (David Fonseca Astorga) , title 1: "Un himno nocturno", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Ein Abendlied", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Adriana Ferrando) , copyright © 2016, (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: 10
Word count: 59

Nyt kun aurinko on verhonnut valonsa...
Language: Finnish (Suomi)  after the English 
Nyt kun aurinko on verhonnut valonsa hämäräksi
ja toivottanut maailmalle hyvää yötä,
annan ruumiini pehmeän vuoteen haltuun,
mutta kenen haltuun uskoisin sieluni?

Rakas Jumala, tietenkin sinun haltuusi, 
eihän missään voi olla suloisempaa turvaa!
Käy siis lepäämään, sieluni! 
Ja ylistä laulaen armoa, 
joka lisää elinpäiviesi määrää. 


About the headline (FAQ)


  • Translation from English to Finnish (Suomi) copyright © 2011 by Erkki Pullinen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

    Erkki Pullinen.  Contact: erkki (DOT) pullinen (AT) uniarts (DOT) fi

    If you wish to commission a new translation, please contact:

Based on


This text was added to the website: 2011-11-13
Line count: 10
Word count: 46