by Salomo Franck (1659 - 1725)
Translation Singable translation by Ebenezer Prout (1835 - 1909)

Bäche von gesalznen Zähren
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Bäche von gesalznen Zähren,
Fluten rauschen stets einher.
Sturm und Wellen mich versehren,
Und dies trübsalsvolle Meer
Will mir Geist und Leben schwächen,
Mast und Anker wollen brechen,
Hier versink ich in den Grund,
Dort seh ins der Hölle Schlund.

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

  • ENG English [singable] (Ebenezer Prout) , "From my eyes salt tears are streaming"
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Des flots de larmes amères", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:28
Line count: 8
Word count: 40

From my eyes salt tears are streaming
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
From my eyes salt tears are streaming,
Floods are rushing all around.
Storm and billows overwhelm me,
And this trouble-laden sea
Wears away my life and spirit,
Mast and anchor both are failing,
Here I sink into the depths,
There I see the mouth of hell.

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:28
Line count: 8
Word count: 46