Translation © by Emily Ezust

Ich aber bin elend
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
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.

Authorship

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


Researcher for this text: Claus-Christian Schuster

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2015-08-17 00:40:16
Line count: 8
Word count: 48

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.

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2005 by Emily Ezust

    Emily Ezust permits her translations to be reproduced without prior permission for printed (not online) programs to free-admission concerts only, provided the following credit is given:

    Translation copyright © by Emily Ezust,
    from the LiederNet Archive -- https://www.lieder.net/

    For any other purpose, please write to the e-mail address below to request permission and discuss possible fees.


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Text added to the website: 2005-12-31 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:16
Line count: 8
Word count: 50