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Grüsse Gottes in der Natur

Grüsse Gottes in der Natur

Die Himmel rühmen des Ewigen Ehre;
Ihr Schall pflanzt seinen Namen fort.
Ihn rühmt der Erdkreis, ihn preisen die Meere;
Vernimm, o Mensch, ihr göttlich Wort!
Wer trägt der Himmel unzählbare Sterne?
Wer führt die Sonn aus ihrem Zelt?
Sie kommt und leuchtet und lacht uns von ferne
Und läuft den Weg gleich als ein Held.

The greatness of God revealed in nature

The heavens sing the praises of God
Resoundingly spreading his name.
The earth exalts him, the seas extol him.
Hear their divine word.
Who sustains heaven’s innumerable stars?
Who leads the sun from its resting place
To come and shine and smile on us
And like a hero run its course.
Translation copyright © by Uri Liebrecht

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Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, also formerly spelled Karl Philipp Emmanuel Bach, and commonly abbreviated C. P. E. Bach, was a German Classical period musician and composer, the fifth child and second surviving son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach.

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