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Nachtlied

Language: German

Der Mond kommt still gegangen
Mit seinem goldnen Schein,
Da schläft [in]1 holdem Prangen 
Die müde Erde ein.

Im Traum die Wipfel weben,
Die Quellen rauschen sacht;
Singende Engel durchschweben
Die blaue Sternennacht

Und auf den Lüften schwanken
Aus manchem treuen Sinn
Viel tausend Liebesgedanken
Über die Schläfer hin.

Und drunten im Tale, da funkeln
Die Fenster von Liebchens Haus;
Ich aber blicke im Dunkeln
Still in die Welt hinaus.



Translation(s): ENG FRE ENG FIN ENG
C. Schumann sets stanzas 1, 3-4

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Grimm: "mit"

Authorship

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 Kenneth Smith) , "The moon so peaceful rises", copyright © 1996, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "La lune vient doucement", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , title unknown
    * FIN Finnish (Erkki Pullinen) , "Kuu kohoaa hiljaa esiin", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Night song", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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