Translation © by Elena María Accinelli

In the midst of life we are in death
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE SPA
In the midst of life we are in death: of whom
May we seek for succour, but of thee, O Lord,
Who for our sins art justly displeased? Yet, 
O Lord, most mighty, O holy and most
Merciful Saviour, deliver us not into the bitter 
Pains of eternal death.


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  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Elena María Accinelli) , title 1: "La muerte está siempre presente", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title unknown, copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2007-06-28
Line count: 6
Word count: 49

La muerte está siempre presente
Language: Spanish (Español)  after the English 
La muerte está siempre presente: a quién
podemos pedir socorro sino a ti, Señor,
¿quién por nuestros pecados está justamente contrariado? Mas,
Señor Todopoderoso, nuestro Sagrado y más
Misericordioso Salvador, no nos dejes caer en el
amargo dolor de la muerte eterna.


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This text was added to the website: 2007-06-28
Line count: 6
Word count: 42