Engl. Trans.  Brahms ICH ABER BIN ELEND
Motette  Op.110  Nr.1

But I am afflicted, and in great sorrow.
Lord, Lord God,
merciful and gracious, longsuffering,
and abundant in grace and faithfulness,
keeping mercy for thousands,
forgiving iniquity
and transgression and sin,
and before whom no man stands innocent:
Lord, Lord God,
protect me with your help!