by Martin Luther (1483 - 1546)
Translation © by Kelly Dean Hansen

Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin, 
in Gottes Willen, 
getrost ist mir mein Herz und Sinn, 
sanft und stille.
Wie Gott mir verheißen hat, 
der Tod ist mir Schlaf worden.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (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 (Kelly Dean Hansen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Natalie Macfarren) , first published 1879
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Virginia Knight

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:39
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Word count: 31

With peace and joy I travel to that...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
With peace and joy I travel to that place,
according to God's will;
my heart and soul are comforted,
gently and quietly.
As God has promised me,
death has become sleep to me.

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Text added to the website: 2009-05-13 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:14
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