AUF DEN TOD EINES KINDESON THE DEATH OF A CHILD
Ludwig Uhlandtrans. Brian Cole
Du kamst, du gingst mit leiser Spur,You came, you went with naught to show,
Ein flücht'ger Gast im Erdenland;A fleeting guest in earthly lands.
Woher? wohin? Wir wissen nur:From where? To where? All we can know:
Aus Gottes Hand in Gottes Hand.From God's hands back into God's hands.

Trans. copyright © Brian Cole 2000


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