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Wider den Übermut

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was ist mein Stand, mein Glück und jede gute Gabe?
Ein unverdientes Gut.
Bewahre mich, o Gott, von dem ich alles habe,
vor Stolz und Übermut.
[O Gott, bewahre mich vor Übermut.]1

Wie könnt ich mich, o Gott, des Guten überheben
und meines schwachen Lichts?
Was ich besitz, ist dein. Du sprichtst! So bin ich Leben;
Du sprichst! So bin ich Nichts.
O Gott, bewahre mich vor Übermut.

Von dir kömmt das Gedeihn und jede gute Gabe
von dir, du höchstes Gut!
Bewahre mich, o Gott, von dem ich alles habe,
vor Stolz und Übermut.
O Gott, bewahre mich vor Übermut.

Translation(s): FRE

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J. Haydn sets stanza 1

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1 Haydn: "Bewahre mich, o Gott!"

Submitted by Caroline Diehl


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Contre l'arrogance", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:29
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Contre l'arrogance

Language: French (Français) after the German (Deutsch)

Quel est mon état, mon bonheur et chaque don magnifique ?
Un bien immérité.
Préserve-moi, ô Dieu, de tout ce que j'ai,
De la fierté et de l'arrogance,
Préserve-moi, ô Dieu !

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Text added to the website: 2014-01-30.
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