Ich wandte mich und sahe an alle
I turned and looked at all

Vier ernste Gesänge Four Serious Songs

Luther - Ecc IV

I turned and looked at all
who suffer injustice under the sun.
And look, there were the tears
of those who suffer injustice and had no comforter.
And those who were doing them injustice
were too powerful for them to have a comforter.
So, I praised the dead who had already died
more than the living who still had life.
And he who has not yet been born is better than
both, he does not become aware of the evil
that happens under the sun.