Translation © by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947)

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 Gottes 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.


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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)

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]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2015-03-08 00:13:18
Line count: 8
Word count: 39

God's blessing
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
From a day of play, a child rests;
At the window night rushes past.
God's angels stand their watch
Through the darkness cool and vast.

At the bedside they silently stay
Till the dawn with sunlight streams.
Their angels' kiss is simple bliss,
As the child smiles in its dreams.

Rhymed paraphrase.

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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)

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2011-12-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:44
Line count: 8
Word count: 50