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Wanderers Nachtlied

Language: German

Der du von [dem Himmel]1 bist,
[Alles Leid]2 und Schmerzen [stillest,]3
Den, der doppelt elend ist,
Doppelt mit [Erquickung füllest,]4
Ach! ich bin des Treibens müde!
[Was soll all der Schmerz und Lust?]5
Süßer Friede,
Komm, ach komm in meine Brust!


View original text (without footnotes)
1 Kirchner: "den Himmeln"
2 Rust: "Kummer, Leid"
3 Schubert: "stillst"
4 Schubert: "Entzückung füllst"
5 Rust: "Bangen Schmerzes, wilder Lust,"; Arnim: "Was soll all der Schmerz, die Lust?"


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 English, a translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882) , no title, from The Poets and Poems of Europe, in Wanderer's night-song, no. 1 DUT FRL ITA FRE SPA This text (or a part of it) is used in a work Set in English, a translation by Maurice Wright (b. 1949) , "The wanderer's night song", copyright © DUT FRL ITA FRE SPA [text unavailable]
    * by Alexander Zemlinsky (1871 - 1942) , "The wanderer's night song", op. 27 (Twelve songs: for soprano and piano) no. 12 (1937/8), published c1978 [soprano and piano], Hillsdale, N.Y. : Mobart Music Publications, also set in German

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Wanderer's night song", copyright ©
    * ITA Italian (Vittorio Fellegara) , "Canto del viandante notturno", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * DUT Dutch [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Trekkers nachtlied", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Canto notturno del viandante II", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English (Edgar Alfred Bowring) , "The wanderer's night-song", from The Poems of Goethe, published 1853
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Le chant de nuit du voyageur I", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRL Friulian (Ermes Culos) , "Tu ch'i ti vèns dal paradìs", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * SPA Spanish (Lewis Grenville) , "La cancion nocturna del caminante", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ENG English [singable] (Charles Fonteyn Manney) , "O thou who from heaven art"

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