In the middle of life we space in death.

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To whom might we look because that help,but indigenous you, Lord,who for our sinsare justly displeased?

Yet, mr God most holy,Lord most mighty,holy and also most merciful Savior,deliver us from the bitterness pains the eternal death.

Source: Attributed to Notker the Stammerer, fight song from the year A. D. 912, based upon the English translation in the Book of usual Prayer.

Bracketed section seems to be a later addition included in the Book of common Prayer. See the variants below. Luther’s hymn seems to reflect the repetition.

Most versions render the last line, “deliver united state not into the bitter pains the eternal death.”

Original in Latin:

Media vita in morte sumusquem quaerimus adjutoremnisi te, Domine,qui agree peccatis nostrisjuste irasceris?

Sancte Deus,sancte fortis,sancte et misericors Salvator:amarae morti ne tradas nos.

Variant 1

In dare speraverunt Patres nostri,speraverunt et liberasti eos.Ad te clamaverunt Patres nostri,clamaverunt et no sunt confusi.

Sancte Deus, Gloria Patri, et Filio, et Spiritui Sancto:sicut erat in principio, et nunc, et semper, et in sæcula sæculorum. Amen.

In friend our fathers trusted.They trusted and also you ceded them.They cried out to you, and they to be rescued.They cried out to you, and also they were no disappointed. (from Psalm 22:4-5)

O divine God, glory come the Father, and to the Son, and to the holy Spirit,as it was in the beginning, is now and also will be forever. Amen.

Variant 2

Ne projicias nos in tempore senectutis cum defecerit virtus nostra ne derelinquas nos Domine.Sancte Deus, Sancte fortis, Sancte et misericors Salvator,Amarae morti ne tradas nos.

Noli claudere aures tuas ad preces nostras.Sancte fortis, Sancte et misericors Salvator,Amarae morti ne tradas nos.

Qui cognoscis occulta cordis parce peccatis nostris.Sancte et misericors Salvator, Amarae morti ne tradas nos.

Do not actors us off in the time of old age;Do no forsake us as soon as our strength fails, Lord. (from Psalm 71:9)Lord God many holy, Lord most mighty,holy and most merciful Savior,deliver united state from the bitter pains the eternal death.

Do no shut your merciful ears to our prayers,God many mighty, holy and also most merciful Savior,deliver us from the bitterness pains of eternal death.

Lord, girlfriend know the secrets of ours hearts. (from Psalm 44:21)Holy and also most merciful Savior,deliver us from the bitterness pains the eternal death.

Book of typical Prayer 1559 text in timeless English:

In the midst of life we are in death: that whom may we look for for succour,but the thee, O Lord, that for our sins arts justly displeased?Yet, O lord God most holy, O Lord most mighty, O holy and most merciful Saviour, supply us not right into the bitterness pains that eternal death.Thou knowest, Lord, the tricks of our hearts; shut not thy merciful ears to ours prayer; but spare us, Lord most holy, O God most mighty, O holy and merciful Saviour, thou many worthy judge eternal, experience us not, at our last hour, for any pains the death, to autumn from thee.

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Martin Luther expanded this prayer into a hymn, Mitten wir in leben sind.

1. In the midst of earthly lifeSnares of fatality surround us;Who shall aid us in the strifeLest the opponent confound us?Thou only, Lord, she only.We mourn that we have substantially erred,That our sins Thy wrath have actually stirred.Holy and righteous God!Holy and mighty God!Holy and also all-merciful Savior!Eternal mr God!Save us lest we perishIn the bitter pangs of death.Have mercy, O Lord!

2. In the midst of death’s dark valePowers of hell o’ertake us.Who will help when lock assail,Who secure will certainly make us?Thou only, Lord, thou only.Thy love is moved with tenderness,Pities us in our distress.Holy and righteous God!Holy and also mighty God!Holy and all-merciful Savior!Eternal mr God!Save us lest us perishIn the bitter pangs the death.Have mercy, O Lord!

3. In the midst of utter woeAll our sins oppress us,Where shall us for refuge go,Where for grace come bless us?To Thee, mr Jesus, only.Thy valuable blood was shed to winFull atonement because that our sin.Holy and also righteous God!Holy and mighty God!Holy and all-merciful Savior!Eternal mr God!Save us lest us perishIn the bitterness pangs of death.Have mercy, O Lord!