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Hör mein bitten

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Latin

Hör mein Bitten, Herr, neige dich zu mir,
auf deines Kindes Stimme habe Acht!
Ich bin allein; wer wird mir Tröster und Helfer sein?
Ich irre ohne Pfad in dunkler Nacht!

Die Feinde, sie droh'n und heben ihr Haupt:
"Wo ist nun der Retter, an den ihr geglaubt?"
Sie lästern dich täglich, sie stellen uns nach
und halten die Frommen in Knechtschaft und Schmach.

Mich fasst des Todes Furcht bei ihrem Dräu'n!
Sie sind unzählige, ich bin allein.
Mit meiner Kraft kann ich nicht widerstehn.
Herr, kämpfe du für mich, Gott, hör mein Flehn!

O könnt ich fliegen wie Tauben dahin,
weit hinweg vor dem Feinde zu fliehn!
In die Wüste eilt ich dann fort,
fände Ruhe am schattigen Ort.


Translation(s): DUT ENG

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Submitted by Johannes Becker

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

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hoor mijn smeken, Heer", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2004-12-01.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:11
Line count: 16
Word count: 120

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Hear my prayer

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

Hear my prayer, O God, incline Thine ear!
Thyself from my petition do not hide.
Take heed to me! Hear how in prayer I mourn to Thee,
Without Thee all is dark, I have no guide.

The enemy shouteth, the godless come fast!
Iniquity, hatred, upon me they cast!
The wicked oppress me, Ah where shall I fly?
Perplexed and bewildered, O God, hear my cry!

My heart is sorely pained within my breast,
my soul with deathly terror is oppressed,
trembling and fearfulness upon me fall,
with horror overwhelmed, Lord, hear me call!

O for the wings, for the wings of a dove!
Far away, far away would I rove!
In the wilderness build me a nest,
and remain there for ever at rest.


Submitted by Lau Kanen [Guest Editor]

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


Text added to the website: 2017-09-09.
Last modified: 2017-09-09 21:33:19
Line count: 16
Word count: 125