Monday, 20 October 2014

Alle Menschen müssen sterben


Alle Menschen müssen sterben,
Alles Fleisch vergeht wie Heu;
Was da lebet, muß verderben,
Soll es anders werden neu.
Dieser Leib, der muß verwesen,
Wenn er anders soll genesen
Der so großen Herrlichkeit,
Die den Frommen ist bereit.

All on earth must end by dying,
All of flesh are but as hay;
What lives here must dead be lying,
Shall it rise anew some day.
Only since it has to perish
Can the body hope to cherish
Glory such as is reserved
Those who have devoutly served.

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