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O angst und leid!

O angst und leid!

Author: Johann Franck
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O angst und leid!
O traurigkeit!
Die ich jetzt muß empfinden,
Die jetzt mein gewissen nagt
Wegen meine sünden.

2 O ach und weh!
O schreckens-see!
Wo soll ich mich verstecken?
Ach! daß doch die tiefste gruft
Möchte mich bedecken.

3 Ich finde kaum,
Auf erde traum,
Wo ich kan sicher bleiben,
Meine bosheit will mich ganz
In dan abgrund treiben.

4 Mir deucht dein wort
Laßt schrecklich dort
Sich von dem rictstuhl hören;
Weil ich mich die fleisches-lust
Laß hier so bethören.

5 O Gottes Sohn,
Du gnade-thron,
Ich flieh in deine wunden;
Hier hab ich noch jederzeit
Ruh und lindrung funden.

6 Dein heil'ges blut,
Das mir zu gut
Um creutze ward vergossen,
Ist en brunn, daraus das heil
Kommt auf mich geflossen.

7 Darum mein heil,
Laß mich jetzt theil
An deinem tode haben
Meine sünde werd hinfort
In dein grab vergraben.

Author: Johann Franck

Franck, Johann, son of Johann Franck, advocate and councillor at Guben, Brandenburg, was born at Guben, June 1, 1618. After his father's death, in 1620, his uncle by marriage, the Town Judge, Adam Tielckau, adopted him and sent him for his education to the schools at Guben, Cottbus, Stettin and Thorn. On June 28, 1638, he matriculated as a student of law at the University of Königsberg, the only German university left undisturbed by the Thirty Years' War. Here his religious spirit, his love of nature, and his friendship with such men as Simon Dach and Heinrich Held, preserved him from sharing in the excesses of his fellow students. He returned to Guben at Easter, 1640, at the urgent request of his mother, who wished to have him near her in… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O angst und leid!
Author: Johann Franck
Language: German
Notes: Mel. O traurigkeit, o herze.
Copyright: Public Domain


Suggested tune: O TRAURIGKEIT



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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Erbauliche Lieder-Sammlung #260

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Evangelisch-Lutherisches Gesang-Buch #313

Vollstaendiges Marburger Gesang-Buch, zur Uebung der Gottseligkeit ... #d412

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Vollständiges Marburger Gesang-Buch #123

Wolga Gesangbuch . . . der deutschen evangelischen Kolonien an den Wolga ... #d535

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