Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Komm, süßer Schlaf, du Trost der Nacht
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Komm, süßer Schlaf, du Trost der Nacht,
 [Schließ]1 sanft mein Auge zu!
Ich hab' vergangner Zeit gedacht,
 Mein Herz verlangt nach Ruh.

Einst stilltest du nach Kuß und Scherz
 Verborg'ner Liebe Glück,
Und lehntest [an sein warmes]2 Herz
 Mein [selig]3 Haupt zurück.

Nun ist er längst zu Grab gebracht
 Und Lieb' und Glück dazu.
Komm, süßer Schlaf, du Trost der Nacht!
 Mein Herz verlangt nach Ruh.

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1 Thuille: "Deck'"
2 Rheinberger: "ihm ans warme"
3 Thuille: "trunknes"

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Come, sweet sleep", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Viens, doux sommeil", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2008-05-13
Line count: 12
Word count: 66

Viens, doux sommeil
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Viens, doux sommeil, toi, consolation de la nuit,
Recouvre doucement mes yeux !
Je me suis souvenu du temps passé :
Mon cœur aspire au repos.

Naguère, après baisers et badinage tu calmais
Le bonheur d'un amour caché
Et tu ramenais contre son cher cœur
Ma tête [comblée]1.

Il est maintenant depuis longtemps au tombeau
Et avec lui, l'amour et le bonheur.
Viens, doux sommeil, toi, consolation de la nuit,
Mon cœur aspire au repos.

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1 Thuille : "enivrée"

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2012 by Pierre Mathé, (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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This text was added to the website: 2012-07-23
Line count: 12
Word count: 75