Lieber Gott

Lieber Gott

Lieber Gott

With all this Copenhagen stuff going on, I thought this was an interesting contribution to the discussion.

It’s a song by Frida from ABBA (of course) which is a “prayer” about peace, the environment and everything.

Here’s the translation that’s on Youtube.

Shout out to Matt for the music :)

English Translation (courtesy of Matt):
“Dear God”
Tell me, dear God,
do you hear me?
This prayer is for you
Oh, do not let the world go down
Let us be responsible for each other
Why do we have to be at war with one another?
Why is it so hard for us to give love?
Why are we so full of hatred and envy
and never have time for others?
(Why do we have to?)
How many people still have to die without reason?
How many hearts still have to be broken?
How much do we still have to suffer?
Tell me, what sense does it all make?
Promise
I will not be alone
Tell me, dear God,
do you hear me?
This prayer is for you
Oh, do not let the world go down
Let us be responsible for each other
Who are we passing judgement on justice
while we destroy the world?
Who on earth are we?
We are killing nature, our native soil.
(Why do we have to?)
Frida speaks the Lords Prayer in swedish …
Fader vår som är i himmelen.
Helgat varde ditt namn.
Tillkomme ditt rike.
Ske din vilja, såsom i himmelen så ock på jorden.
Vårt dagliga bröd giv oss idag,
och förlåt oss våra skulder, såsom ock vi förlåta dem oss skyldiga äro,
och inled oss icke i frestelse utan fräls oss ifrån ondo.
Ty riket är ditt och makten och härligheten i evighet.
Amen
Tell me, dear God,
do you hear me?
This prayer is for you ..

Thematically, the notion of Christianity and the environment also fits in with an interesting discussion I listened back to via a Radio National podcast the other day.

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