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Ein Obdach gegen Sturm und Regen

Language: German

Ein Obdach [gegen]1 Sturm und Regen
Der Winterzeit
Sucht' ich und fand den Himmelssegen
Der Ewigkeit.

O Wort, wie du bewährt dich hast,
Wer wenig sucht, der findet viel.
Ich suchte eine Wanderrast
Und fand mein Reiseziel.

Ein gastlich Tor nur wünscht' ich offen,
Mich zu empfah'n,
Ein liebend Herz [war]2 wider Hoffen
Mir aufgethan.

O Wort, wie du bewährt dich hast,
Wer wenig sucht, der findet viel,
Ich wollte sein ihr Wintergast
Und ward ihr Herzgespiel.



Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Herman: "nur vor"; further changes may exist not shown above.
2 R. Strauss: "ward"

Submitted by Alberto Pedrotti

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Douglas Watt-Carter) , "A shelter against storm and rain", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , title unknown, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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