Ich aber bin elend
Language: German (Deutsch)
Ich aber bin elend, und mir ist wehe.
Herr, Herr, Gott,
barmherzig und gnädig und geduldig
und von großer Gnade und Treue,
der du beweisest Gnade in tausend Glied,
und vergibst Missetat, Übertretung und Sünde,
und vor welchem niemand unschuldig ist.
Gott, Herr Gott, deine Hilfe schütze mich.
Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
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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)
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Jo sóc però miserable", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Ik echter lijd rampspoed", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "But I am wretched", copyright © 2005
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mais je suis misérable", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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But I am wretched
Language: English after the German (Deutsch)
But I am wretched and full of woe.
Lord, Lord God,
merciful and gracious and patient,
of the greatest clemency and constancy,
you who show mercy to a thousand generations,
and forgive misdeeds, trespasses and sin
and before whom nobody is innocent,
God, Lord God, may your help protect me.
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