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Nacht und Träume

Language: German

Heil'ge Nacht, du sinkest nieder;
Nieder wallen auch die Träume
Wie dein [Licht]1 durch die Räume,
[Lieblich durch der Menschen Brust]2.
Die belauschen sie mit Lust;
Rufen, wenn der Tag erwacht:
Kehre wieder, heil'ge Nacht!
Holde Träume, kehret wieder!



Translation(s): ENG DUT SPA ITA FRE CHI NOR

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1 Schubert: "Mondlicht"
2 Schubert: "Durch der Menschen stille Brust"

Submitted by David Gordon

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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 (David Gordon) , "Night and dreams", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Nacht en dromen", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (Martin Zubiria) , "Noche y ensueños", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "Notte e sogni", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Antoine Pelletier) , "Nuit et rêves", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * CHI Chinese (Yen-Chiang Che) , "夜與夢", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * NOR Norwegian (Bokmål) (Marianne Beate Kielland) , "Natt og drømmer", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Night and dreams

Language: English

Holy night, you sink down; 
Dreams, too, drift down
Like your moonlight through space, 
Through the quiet hearts of men;
They listen with delight 
Calling out when day awakens:
Return, holy night! 
Fair dreams, return!



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    * Translation from German to English copyright © by David Gordon, website10 (AT) spiritsound (DOT) com, http://www.spiritsound.com/, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit.

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