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Wo find' ich Trost

Language: German (Deutsch)

Eine Liebe kenn ich, die ist treu, 
War getreu, solang ich sie gefunden,
Hat mit tiefem Seufzen immer neu,
Stets versöhnlich, sich mit mir verbunden.

Welcher einst mit himmlischem Gedulden
Bitter bittern Todestropfen trank,
Hing am Kreuz und büßte mein Verschulden,
Bis es in ein Meer von Gnade sank.

Und was ist's nun, daß ich traurig bin,
Daß ich angstvoll mich am Boden winde?
Frage: Hüter, ist die Nacht bald hin?
Und: was rettet mich von Tod und Sünde?

Arges Herze! Ja gesteh' es nur,
Du hast wieder böse Lust empfangen;
Frommer Liebe, frommer Treue Spur,
Ach, das ist auf lange nun vergangen.

Ja, daß ist's auch, daß ich traurig bin,
Daß ich angstvoll mich am Boden winde!
Hüter, Hüter, ist die Nacht bald hin?
Und was rettet mich von Tod und Sünde?



Translation(s): ENG FRE ITA

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Eric Sams) , title 1: "Where shall I find solace?", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Fran├žais) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Où vais-je trouver le réconfort ?", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , title 1: "Dove potrò trovare conforto", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Where shall I find solace?

Language: English

 I know a love that is true,
 and has been faithful ever since I first found it;
 with deep sighing ever renewed it has,
 always forgivingly, espoused my cause.
 
 He it was who with heavenly forbearance drank the bitter,
 bitter drops of death, hung on the cross,
 and atoned for my sins
  until they sank in a sea of mercy.
 
 And why is it that I am now cast down
 and writhe in torment on the ground?
 I ask "Watchman, what of the night?"
 and "What saves me from death and sin?"
 
 Wicked heart! yes, only confess it,
 you have again harboured evil pleasure;
 the traces of pious love, of pious faith,
 have vanished, alas, long ago.
 
 Yes, this is why I am cast down
 and writhe in torment on the ground.
 Watchman, watchman, what of the night?
 What saves me from death and sin?



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Authorship

    * Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © by Eric Sams, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. Please contact the copyright-holder(s) when requesting permission to reprint and be sure to give proper credit, which MUST include the copyright symbol © and the URL http://www.lieder.net/

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