by Peter Cornelius (1824 - 1874)
Translation © by James B. Robinson

Also auch wir vergeben unsern...
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Nun lasse ganz der Seele Flug
Zu dir, o Herr, mich heben:
Lehre mich Feindes Schuld und Trug

Nicht soll des Hasses trüber Wahn
Mir Sinn und Geist umweben.
Ich will, o Herr, wie du getan,

Tönt einst dein Richterruf herab
Zu ew'gem Tod und Leben,
Mögst du auch mir, weil ich vergab,


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  • ENG English [singable] (James B. Robinson) , title 1: "As we forgive those who trespass against us", copyright © 2006, (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.
Line count: 12
Word count: 56

As we forgive those who trespass against us
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Now that the soul to Thee out pours
Heavenward Lord oh lift me:
Teach me to be toward all my foes

Nor to let hatred enter in
Clouding my mind and spirit.
I'll be, o Lord, as Thou hast been,

And when Thy judgement call shall sound
To summon dead and living,
As I forgave may'st Thou be found,


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This text was added to the website: 2006-06-10
Line count: 12
Word count: 62