I Am Weary (Pennsylvania Dutch)

“I Am Weary” Sheet Music (pdf).
“I Am Weary” (in Pennsylvania Dutch) Karaoke (midi with lyrics).
“I Am Weary” (in English) Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

A Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Song.
A Song of Childhood.


Müde bin ich geh’ zur Ruh’,
Schliesse meine Augen zu,
Vater, lass’ die Augen dein
Ueber meinem Bette seyn!

Hab’ ich Unrecht heut’ gethan,
Sich’ es, lieber Gott! nicht an,
Deine Gnad’ und Jesu Blut
Mache allen Schaden gut.

Alle, die mir sind verwandt,
Gott! lass ruhn in deiner Hand;
Alle Menschen, gross und klein,
Lasse, Dir befohlen seyn!

Kranken Herzen sende Ruh’,
Nasse Augen schliesse zu!
Lass in deiner Engel Macht
Sanft uns ruhen diese Nacht!

I am weary, go to sleep,
Close my eyes in slumber deep;
Father, may Thy vigil stay
O’er my bed till break of day.

If I wronged someone today,
Loving God, correct my way;
By Thy Grace and Jesus’ Rood,
Fill each hour with something good.

We all know the life you banned.
God, keep rest within Thy hand.
May Thy flock, both young and old,
Be obedient in Thy fold.

Heavy hearts may find their peace;
Weeping eyes will also cease.
May this night Thy angels keep
Watch upon our gentle sleep.


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