Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass
He who never ate his Bread in Tears

Gesänge des Harfners The Harper's Songs


He who never ate his bread in tears,
Who never sat through nights of care
Weeping on his bed,
He does not know you, Heaven-sent Powers.

You lead us into this life,
Let the poor fall into debt,
Then abandon them to torment,
For all dues have to be paid here on earth.