by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Aria. Du machst, o Tod, mir nun nicht...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Du machst, o Tod, mir nun nicht ferner bange,
Wenn ich durch dich die Freiheit nur erlange,
Es muss ja so einmal gestorben sein.
    Mit Simeon will ich in Friede fahren,
    Mein Heiland will mich in der Gruft bewahren
    Und ruft mich einst zu sich verklärt und rein.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Air. ", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-23
Line count: 6
Word count: 48

Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tu fais , ô mort, que maintenant je ne suis plus angoissé,
Car si par toi seulement j'acquiers la liberté,
Alors un jour en effet on doit mourir.
Avec Siméon je partirai en paix
Mon Sauveur me protégera dans la tombe
Et m'appellera un jour à lui transfiguré et pur.


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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-26
Line count: 6
Word count: 50