by Johannes Gigas (1514 - 1581)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Choral. Kein Frucht das Weizenkörnlein...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Kein Frucht das Weizenkörnlein bringt,
Es fall denn in die Erden;
So muss auch unser irdscher Leib
Zu Staub und Aschen werden,
Eh er kömmt zu der Herrlichkeit,
Die du, Herr Christ, uns hast bereit'
Durch deinen Gang zum Vater.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Choral. La graine de blé ne donne pas de fruit", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Choral. La graine de blé ne donne pas de fruit
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
La graine de blé ne donne pas de fruit,
Si elle ne tombe pas par terre ;
Notre corps terrestre doit aussi
Devenir poussière et cendres,
Avant d'arriver à la gloire,
Que toi, Seigneur Jésus, nous a préparée
Grâce au voyage vers le Père.


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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-26
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Word count: 44