The original German text is taken from the Bible of Martin Luther. Brahms wrote the Requiem in memory of his mother.
5. Ihr habt nun
(Chor: Ich will
Siehet mich an:
Ich habe eine kleine Zeit
Ihr habt nun
ich will euch
5. And ye now therefore have sorrow:
(Choir: Thee will I comfort
I have had sorrow and labour
And ye now therefore have sorrow:
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