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Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn wir in höchsten Nöten sein
Und wissen nicht, wo aus [noch]1 ein
Und finden weder Hilf noch Rat,
Ob wir gleich sorgen früh und spat,

So ist [dies]2 unser Trost allein,
Daß wir zusammen [ingemein]3
Dich [anrufen]4, o treuer Gott,
Um Rettung aus der Angst und Not.

Und heben unsre Aug'n und Herz
Zu dir in wahrer Reu' und Schmerz
Und suchen der Sünd' Vergebung
Und aller Strafen Linderung,

Die du verheißest gnädiglich
Allen, die darum bitten dich
Im Namen dein's Sohns Jesu Christ,
Der unser Heil und Fürsprech ist.

Drum kommen wir, o Herre Gott,
Und klagen dir all unsre Not,
Weil wir jetzt stehn verlaßen gar
In großer Trübsal und Gefahr.

Sieh nicht an unser Sünden groß,
Sprich uns [derselb]5 aus Gnaden los;
Steh uns in unserm Elend bei,
Mach uns von [allen Plagen]6 frei;

Auf daß von Herzen können wir
Nachmals mit Freuden danken dir,
Gehorsam sein nach deinem Wort,
Dich allzeit preisen hier und dort.


Translation(s): DUT ENG FRE

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J. Brahms sets stanzas 1-2, 6-7

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Brahms: "und"
2 Brahms: "das"
3 Brahms: "insgemein" (in some editions)
4 Brahms: "rufen an"
5 Brahms: "davon" (in some editions)
6 Brahms: "aller Trübsal"

Submitted by Emily Ezust

Authorship


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "When we are in deepest need", copyright © 2005
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Quand nous sommes dans la détresse la plus grande", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Wanneer wij zijn in hoogste nood", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2005-08-29.
Last modified: 2015-08-17 00:47:48
Line count: 28
Word count: 160

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Wanneer wij zijn in hoogste nood

Language: Dutch (Nederlands) after the German (Deutsch)

Wanneer wij zijn in hoogste nood,
Ons zien bedreigd door rampen groot,
En vinden nergens hulp of raad,
Hoewel wij tobben vroeg en laat,
 
Dan is dit onze troost alleen,
Dat wij tezamen in 't gemeen
U roepen aan, o trouwe God,
Die redt ons van ons angstig lot.
 
Wij heffen dus ons oog en hart
Naar U in echt berouw en smart
En smeken om zondevergeving,
Van alle straffen leniging,
 
Die gij belooft, genadig, nu
Allen die daar om smeken U,
In naam van Jezus, God, uw zoon,
Die ons verdedigt voor uw troon.
 
Wij komen daarom, Heer God groot,
En klagen U al onze nood,
Daar wij nu zijn een droeve schaar,
Verlaten en in groot gevaar.
 
Zie niet naar wat misdeden wij,
Spreek ons daarvan genadig vrij;
Sta ons in onze rampspoed bij
En wat ons kwelt schuif dat opzij.
 
Zodat van harte kunnen wij
U danken straks, bevrijd en blij,
Ons voegen naar uw woord vooral,
U altijd prijzen, overal.


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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2015 by Lau Kanen, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Paul Eber (1511 - 1569), written 1560 ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Johannes Brahms. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2015-08-17.
Last modified: 2015-08-17 00:48:01
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Word count: 164