Stehe still!
Be still!

Wesendonck-Lieder Wesendonck Songs

Wesendonck

Hurrying, scurrying wheel of time
Marking out eternity;
Glowing spheres in distant space
Circling us with gravity;
All sempiternal generation, cease!
Enough of that - let me know peace!
Desist, now, creative powers;
The Word creating without end.
Hold back your breath, calm your desires,
Be silent just one momentís length.
Throbbing pulse, restrain your beat
To end desireís endless day

So I, in sweet oblivion,
May take full measure of my joy;
See bliss within anotherís eyes,
Immerse my soul within anotherís,
Anotherís being that mirrors mine;
An intimation that hopeís goal is near.

Then are lips hushed in wondrous silence,
The drive for newer hopes is stilled,
We see Eternity in Nature,
The search for answers is fulfilled.