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Wie unsaussprechlich groß

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wie unsaussprechlich groß, wie unausdenklich hoch ist diese Lieb', ist diese Gnade,
die Gottes Sohn zu uns vom Stuhl der Ehren zog!
Wir alle waren schon in Adams Sündenfreude und folglich Gottes Feinde.
Drum war auch unser Heil ein ew'ger Fluch, ein ew'ger Schade;
Gott aber beut der Feinde Schar die Freundschaft selber dar,
sodaß er auch zu unserm Heil aus Gnaden seinen Sohn der Marter übergibet.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Comme incroyablement grand", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2018-10-11.
Last modified: 2018-10-17 20:52:00
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Word count: 67

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Comme incroyablement grand

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

Comme incroyablement grand,  comme incroyablement haut est cet amour, est cette grâce,
que le fils de Dieu nous a apportée du trône de gloire !
Nous étions tous déjà dans le péché d'Adam et par conséquent parmi les ennemis de Dieu. 
Ainsi notre part était une malédiction éternelle, une blessure éternelle ;
Mais Dieu offre à la foule des ennemis l'amitié
pour laquelle pour notre salut il donne son fils en martyr.

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Text added to the website: 2018-10-14.
Last modified: 2018-10-14 08:14:07
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Word count: 72