Sechs Lieder von Gellert Six Gellert Songs


God, your goodness extends as far as the clouds travel.
You honour us with compassion and are quick to our support.
Lord, my fortress, rock and refuge, hear my petition and heed my words,
For it is in your presence that I desire to pray.

I ask of you, Lord Zebaoth,
Not for a life that’s long;
Humility in fortune, in need to be strong;
That that should be my lot.
My days rest in your hand;
When in death before you I stand,
Show me your mercy.