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Ich aber bin elend

Language: German

Ich aber bin elend, und mir ist wehe.

Herr, Herr, Gott, 
barmherzig und gnädig und geduldig
und von großer Gnade und Treue,
der du beweisest Gnade in tausend Glied,
und vergibst Missetat, Übertretung und Sünde,
und vor welchem niemand unschuldig ist.1



Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Brahms adds: "Gott, Herr Gott, deine Hilfe schütze mich."

Submitted by Claus-Christian Schuster

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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 (Emily Ezust) , "But I am wretched", copyright © 2005
    * FRE French (Guy Laffaille) , "Mais je suis misérable", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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