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Godly is and eternal the Spirit

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Godly is and eternal the Spirit
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Translated titles:
"Besinnung" = "Reflection"
"Göttlich ist und ewig der Geist" = "Godly is and eternal the spirit"
"Ihm entgegen, dessen wir Bild und Werkzeug sind" = "Toward Him, whose image and tool we are"
"Aber sterblich und irden sind wir geschaffen" = "But we were created mortal and earthly "
"So zwischen Mutter und Vater" = "Thus between mother and father"
"Schwer ist sein Weg, Sünde und Tod seine Speise" = ""Arduous is [mankind’s] way; sin and death are his sustenance
"Und wir fühlen: ihn, den Gefährdeten" = "And we feel: he, the endangered one"

1 Piechler (part 4 of the cantata): "mortal and earthly"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2016 by Sharon Krebs

Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Hermann Hesse (1877 - 1962), "Besinnung", written 1933, copyright ©
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wilhelm Lache, Stefan Lindblad, Arthur Piechler, Rudolf Töpfer. Go to the text.


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