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Language: German (Deutsch)

Gott, inbrünstig möcht' ich beten,
Doch der Erde Bilder treten
Immer zwischen Dich und mich,
Und die Seele muss mit Grauen
Wie in einen Abgrund schauen,
Strenger Gott, ich fürchte Dich!
Ach so brich auch meine Ketten!
Alle Menschen zu erretten,
Giengst Du ja in bittern Tod.
Irrend an der Hölle Thoren,
Ach, wie bald bin ich verloren,
Hilfst Du nicht in meiner Noth.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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Modernized spelling would change "Giengst" to "gingst", "Thoren" to "Toren", "Noth" to "Not"

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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 [singable] (John Bernhoff) , title 1: "Prayer"
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Prière", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2009-07-16.
Last modified: 2015-06-13 14:54:05
Line count: 12
Word count: 64

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