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Ruhe, meine Seele!

Language: German

Nicht ein Lüftchen
Regt sich leise,
Sanft entschlummert
Ruht der Hain;
Durch der Blätter
Dunkle Hülle
Stiehlt sich lichter
Sonnenschein.
Ruhe, ruhe,
Meine Seele,
Deine Stürme
Gingen wild,
Hast getobt und
Hast gezittert,
Wie die Brandung,
Wenn sie schwillt.
Diese Zeiten
Sind gewaltig,
Bringen Herz
Und Hirn in Not --
Ruhe, ruhe,
Meine Seele,
Und vergiß,
Was dich bedroht!



Translation(s): ENG SPA ITA FRE

An "Originalbeitrag" to Moderne Dichter-Charaktere, ed. Wilhelm Arent, Berlin: [privately published by the editor], 1885.

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 (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Rest, my soul!", copyright ©
    * SPA Spanish (Abel Alamillo Fernández) , title 1: "Apacíguate, alma mía", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , title 1: "Pace, anima mia", copyright © 2005, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Repose-toi, mon âme", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Rest, my soul!

Language: English

Not a breeze 
is stirring lightly,
the wood lies 
slumbering gently;
through the dark 
cover of leaves
steals bright 
sunshine.
Rest, rest, 
my soul,
your storms 
have gone wild,
have raged 
and trembled
like the surf 
when it breaks.
These times 
are powerful,
bringing torment 
to heart and mind;
rest, rest, 
my soul,
and forget 
what is threatening you!



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Authorship

    * Translation from German to English copyright © by Emily Ezust,


    (emily at lieder dot net)

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) student or faculty recital programs and free concerts, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive -- http://www.lieder.net/


    For other purposes, such as CD booklets, non-academic recital or concert programs, online publications, etc., please write to the above e-mail address to request permission and discuss possible fees.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.