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Song of the Month for September 2019: Leben aus der Quelle

September 12, 2019 by

This German worship song, “Leben aus der Quelle,” sung by the Holzland Bruderhof young people, speaks about the real source of life: Jesus. It tells how he changes us, helps us, encourages us, and needs us as salt and light on earth. This song from the 90s comes out of the time period in Germany when the country was divided east and west, and when members of the underground east-German church had to practice their faith secretly to avoid persecution from the Communist government. Words and music are by Lukas Di Nunzio. 

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Here are the German lyrics and English translation:

Leben aus der Quelle,
Leben nur aus dir,
Leben aus der Quelle des Lebens.

Und du erforscht mich, veränderst mein Denken.
Nur noch aus dir will ich leben, oh Herr.
Leben aus der Quelle,
Leben nur aus dir,
Leben aus der Quelle des Lebens.

Hilfst mir zu schweigen und auf dich zu warten.
Nur noch aus dir will ich leben, oh Herr.
Leben aus der Quelle,
Leben nur aus dir,
Leben aus der Quelle des Lebens.

Willst mich gebrauchen, als Salz für die Erde.
Nur noch aus dir will ich leben, oh Herr.
Leben aus der Quelle,
Leben nur aus dir,
Leben aus der Quelle des Lebens.

Life from the Source,
Life only from you,
Life from the Source of Life.

And you search me and change my thoughts.
I long to live from you, O Lord.
Life from the Source,
Life only from you,
Life from the Source of Life.

You help me to be silent and wait for you.
I long to live from you, O Lord.
Life from the Source,
Life only from you,
Life from the Source of Life.

You want to use me as salt for the earth.
I long to live from you, O Lord.
Life from the Source,
Life only from you,
Life from the Source of Life.

 

 

 

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  • The German song is beautiful. Would you consider making a CD? My vision isn't the best so I'm trying to navigate your newsletter. It lifts my heart to know there are staunch people dedicating their lives to the Lord. My husband and I find ourselves adrift in a storm not of our making with poor health. Please pray for us that the Lord will come to our aid. I pray that Ian's brother will continue to improve. By the way we know Maria and Joe. Thank you for the work you do and all the effort that goes into it. May the Lord bless and keep you. Look forward to Sunday's and the newsletter. Mimi

    Mimi
  • Love the words, would love to a version in English I could learn it.

    Tony G Carey