Ich aber bin elend
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
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1 Brahms adds: "Gott, Herr Gott, deine Hilfe schütze mich."
Submitted by Claus-Christian Schuster
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, "But I am wretched", copyright © 2005
, "Mais je suis misérable", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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