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Low German bedtime prayer

 
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roger.pape
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:12 am    Post subject: Low German bedtime prayer Reply with quote

Jim Reith sent me a copy of a bedtime prayer in Plattduetsch that his grandfather Fritz Reith gave to Pastor Heilman, who printed it in one of the Sunday bulletins during the mid 1930s.

The image of the original prayer is posted below and the following is Jim's translation:

I am so tired, I donít know what (to do?)
Close my two eyes shut.
Dear Father, I beg you to
Take me into your care.

If today Iíve done some wrong,
Donít, dear God, look at it (regard it)
Since your grace and Christís blood
Make all my wrongs good.

My relatives and my friends
Who are nearby or distant
Guard in the castle or the hut
All persons great or small.

All sick people give Your strength
All tears (please) wipe away
Let the quiet whitish moon
Stand as a light in Heaven.

So much of this is in German vernacular, Iím not sure I have it done nicely. A more competent person very likely could do the prayer justice. [Jim's comment]



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Heiko Pape



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Location: Meinstedt, Germany

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfectly translated!
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