Eventide (Franz Wilhelm Abt)
- (Posted 2019-12-29) CPDL #56438:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2019-12-29). Score information: A4, 5 pages, 84 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: MusicXML source file(s) in compressed .mxl format.
Description: Translation of a poem by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben.
Original text and translations
1 The sun is down, the evening come,
The weary toilers all at home;
And grateful calmness, peace, and rest,
Succeed to day's distracting haste.
The woods are hushed, and hushed the vale,
The birds' accustomed voices fail;
The very flow'rs are fall'n asleep,
To wake no more till day shall peep.
2 E'en now descends the cooling dew,
Each blade and leave to bless anew;
Amid the flow'rs light breezes play,
And steal their richest scents away;
With glist'ning eye, the evening star
Beholds the silent world afar;
And very flow'rs are fall'n asleep,
To wake no more till day shall sleep.