The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive
WARNING! This website contains both public-domain AND copyright-protected material.
It is illegal to copy and distribute material marked copyright without permission.

Die ihr schwebet

Language: German

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.



Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA FRE DUT

Authorship

Based on

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in Spanish, original text by Lope Felix de Vega Carpio (1562 - 1635) , "Cantarcillo de la Virgen" ENG GER GER Set in German, a translation by Anonymous/Unidentified Artist , title unknown ENG [text unavailable]
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Lawrence Snyder) (Rebecca Plack) , "You who hover", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Antoine Pelletier) , "Berceuse sacrée", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Voi che volate...", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title unknown, copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-08.

Notes about what "text verified" means can be found here.

Gentle Reminder
This is a personal project that I began in 1995. I receive no salary for my full-time work on it, and aside from ad revenue and copyright fees, the Archive is supported financially by fewer than 0.02% of our visitors. So if you found the information here useful, please consider making a donation. Your gift is greatly appreciated.
     - Emily Ezust
I also have a wishlist at Amazon.ca.

Search sheetmusicplus.com for Art song , Lieder, chansons, or works for solo voice

Browse imslp.org (Petrucci Music Library) for art songs or choral works