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Mensch, du bist eine Kohle

Language: German (Deutsch)

Mensch, du bist eine Kohle,
Gott ist dein Feuer und Licht;
Du bist schwarz, finster, kalt,
liegst du in ihm nicht.


Translation(s): ENG

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Source: http://gutenberg.spiegel.de/buch/3776/14

Mendelssohn's version has small changes on each line:

Mensch, du bist eine Kohl',
Gott ist dein Feu'r und Licht;
du bist schwarz, finster und kalt,
liegst du in ihme nicht.

Submitted by Bertram Kottmann

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2014-02-17.
Last modified: 2017-05-08 17:56:50
Line count: 4
Word count: 21

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