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An den Schlaf

by Franz Schubert

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Text & Translation

An den Schlaf
German source: Anon.

Komm, und senke die umflorten Schwingen, 
Süsser Schlummer, auf den müden Blick! 
Segner! Freund! in deinen Armen dringen
Trost und Balsam auf’s verlorne Glück. 

To sleep
English translation © Richard Wigmore

Come, and lay your gossamer wings,
sweet slumber, upon my weary eyes. 
Benefactor! Friend! In your arms
comfort and balm come to my lost happiness.

An den Schlaf
German source: Anon.

To sleep
English source: Richard Wigmore

Komm, und senke die umflorten Schwingen, 
Come, and lay your gossamer wings,
Süsser Schlummer, auf den müden Blick! 
sweet slumber, upon my weary eyes. 
Segner! Freund! in deinen Armen dringen
Benefactor! Friend! In your arms
Trost und Balsam auf’s verlorne Glück. 
comfort and balm come to my lost happiness.

Composer

Franz Schubert

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He…

Poet

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