Das alte Jahr vergangen ist

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Author: Johann Steuerlein, 1588. Attribution doubtful

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German.png German text

1  Das alte Jahr vergangen ist,
wir danken dir, Herr Jesu Christ,
dass du uns in so grosser Gefahr
bewahret hast in diesem Jahr /
bewahret hast lang Zeit und Jahr /
so gnädiglich behüt' dies Jahr.

2  Und bitten dich, ewigen Sohn,
des Vaters in dem höchsten Thron
du wollst dein arme Christenheit
bewahren ferner allezeit.

English.png English translation

1  The old year now hath passed away;
We thank Thee, O our God, today
That Thou hast kept us through the year
When danger and distress were near.

2  We pray Thee, O eternal Son,
Who with the Father reign’st as One,
To guard and rule Thy Christendom
Through all the ages yet to come.

Translation by Catherine Winkworth

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