Another Prayer (Ninth Century).

Got thir eigenhaf ist


trans. by Catherine Winkworth, 1869

God, it is Thy property

Ever merciful to be;

Hear the prayers we now outpour,

For we need Thy mercy sore.

We are bound without, within,

With the heavy chains of sin;

Tenderly and speedily

Let Thy pity set us free.


[4] The earliest German version dates from 1170.

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