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Laß dich nur nichts nicht [dauern]1 Mit [Trauern]2, Sei stille! Wie Gott es fügt, So sei vergnügt Mein Wille. Was willst du heute sorgen Auf morgen? Der Eine steht allem [für]3; Der gibt auch dir das Deine. Sei nur in allem Handel Ohn Wandel, Steh feste! Was Gott beschleußt, Das ist und heißt das Beste.4
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1 Hiller: "dauren"
2 Hiller: "trauren" (following the original spelling)
3 Hiller: "vor"
4 Brahms, Gál, and Mendelssohn add "Amen!"
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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897), "Geistliches Lied", op. 30 (1856) [ SATB chorus and organ ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Heinrich Elkamp (1812 - 1868), "Spruch", op. 5 (12 Lieder), Heft 2 no. 11, published 1834 [ voice and piano ], Hamburg, Cranz [sung text not yet checked]
- by Hans Gál (1890 - 1987), "Trost", op. 32 no. 2 (1928), published 1929 [ TTBB chorus a cappella ], from Fünf ernste Gesänge, no. 2, Tischer & Jagenberg, Köln [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Ferdinand von Hiller (1811 - 1885), "Geistliches Lied", op. 71 no. 1, published  [ SATB chorus ], from Sechs geistliche Gesänge für gemischten Chor, no. 1, Leipzig, C.F.W. Siegel [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847), "Pilgerspruch", op. 8 (Zwölf Gesänge [nos. 2, 3, and 12 are by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel]) no. 5, published 1828 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Max Reger (1873 - 1916), "Laß dich nur nichts nicht dauern", op. 137 no. 9 (1914) [ voice and piano or organ or harmonium ], from Zwölf geistliche Lieder, no. 9 [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Wim Reedijk) , "Blijf toch niet steeds maar vragen", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Let nothing indeed make you endure grief", copyright © 2006
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- SPA Spanish (Español) (Alfonso Sebastián) , copyright © 2021, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 55
Let nothing indeed make you endure grief; Be at peace! If God ordains it, may my will accept it. Why worry today about tomorrow? God stands for all; He also gives you what is yours. In all your dealings be without whim - stand firmly! That which God decides is and means the best.
- Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2006 by Emily Ezust
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