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Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Aria. Gleichwie die wilden Meereswellen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Gleichwie die wilden Meereswellen
Mit Ungestüm ein Schiff zerschellen,
So raset auch der Feinde Wut
Und raubt das beste Seelengut.
Sie wollen Satans Reich erweitern,
Und Christi Schifflein soll zerscheitern.


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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Air. Juste comme les vagues sauvages de l'océan", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Air. Juste comme les vagues sauvages de l'océan
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Juste comme les vagues sauvages de l'océan,
Au milieu d'une tempête briseront un bateau,
La colère de l'ennemi fait rage
Et dérobe le bien le plus précieux de l'âme.
Ils cherchent maintenant à agrandir le royaume de Satan,
Et à faire couler le petit navire du Christ.


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