Translation by Natalie Macfarren (1826 - 1916)

Warum? Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem...
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Latin 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT FRE
Warum? Warum ist das Licht gegeben dem Mühseligen,
und das Leben den betrübten Herzen? Warum?
Die des Todes warten und kommt nicht,
und grüben ihn wohl aus dem Verborgenen;
die sich fast freuen und sind fröhlich,
daß sie das Grab bekommen. Warum?
Und dem Manne, deß Weg verborgen ist,
und Gott vor ihm den selben bedecket. Warum?

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

  • ENG English (Natalie Macfarren) , published 1879
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , Job 3:20-23, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2016, (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 10:01:21
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Word count: 57

Wherefore hath the light been given to a...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Wherefore hath the light been given to a heart sorrowful,
and the life-blood to the sore afflicted,
who for death are longing, that comes not.
They dig for it more than for great treasure hid,
yea, they are glad, and go rejoicing
when they their grave see open.
Wherefore hath the light been given to a heart sorrowful,
and whom the Lord for ever hath hedg'd in?

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Text added to the website: 2011-03-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:16
Line count: 8
Word count: 67