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Komm, süsser Tod (1969)

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Five Spiritual Songs - Geistliche Lieder

Komm, süsser Tod

Komm, süßer Tod, komm sel’ge Ruh!
Komm, führe mich in Friede,
Weil ich der Welt bin müde,
Ach komm! ich wart auf dich,
Komm bald und führe mich,
Drück mir die Augen zu.
Komm, sel’ge Ruh!
Komm, süßer Tod, komm sel’ge Ruh!
Ich will nun Jesum sehen
Und bei den Engeln stehen.
Es ist nunmehr vollbracht,
Welt, darum gute Nacht,
Mein’ Augen schließ’ ich zu.
Komm, sel’ge Ruh!

Come, sweet death

Come, sweet death, come blessed peace!
Come, lead me to tranquillity,
For I am weary of the world,
Ah come! I await you,
Come soon to lead me,
Close my eyes.
Come, blessed peace!
Come, sweet death, come blessed peace!
I now wish to see Jesus
And be among the angels.
All is now accomplished,
Thus I bid you goodnight, O world,
My eyes are already closed.
Come, blessed peace!

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Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist. He was a central figure of 20th-century British classical music, with a range of works including opera, other vocal music, orchestral and chamber pieces. His best-known works include the opera Peter Grimes (1945), the War Requiem (1962) and the orchestral showpiece The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra (1945).

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