Comfort, for parents (Trost, für Eltern)

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Comfort, for parents (Trost, für Eltern)

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Item No: frk00431
Title: Comfort, for parents (Trost, für Eltern)
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 382
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; ink
Transcription:

Trost, \ für Aeltern Wann ihnen ein Liebes Kind gestorben ist, Ihr \ Aeltern, Nehmet es doch Nicht zu Hart zu Hertzen, Ich weiß \ wohl das es dem Hertz wehe thut, Weil sie, Sie so lieb haben, Und das sie Aeltern ihr eigen Fleisch und Bludt sind, \ Aber nehmet dieses zu eurem Trost, Und denket der \ Allmächtige große Liebe Gott und Herr im Himmel \ hat es gethan, - es sagt ein Dichter, - Was Gott thut \ das ist Wohl gethan, Und denkt Gott hat sie \ nur Heim gehohld zu sich in den Himmel, Der Dichter \ sagt, Mein allerliebster Vater, der mich zur welt gezeugt, \ und mein herzliebste Mutter, die mich selbst hat gesäugt, \ die folgen mir zum grabe, mit seufzen inniglich, doch ich \ war Gottes gabe, die er nun nimt zu sich, Du \ Lieber \ [continued on reverse]


Translation:

Comfort, for parents when a dear child has died. You parents, do not take it too much to heart. I know well that it hurts the heart, because they love them so much and they are their parents’ own flesh and blood. But take this as your comfort, and think of the almighty great love, God and Lord in heaven did it, says a poet, what God does, that is rightly done, and think God has only taken them home to himself in heaven. The poet says, my dearest father, who brought me into the world, and my dearest mother who herself nursed me, they follow me to the grave, with deep sighing, but I was God’s gift that he now takes to himself. You dear [continued on reverse]


Category: Religious Text
Media Type: Manuscripts
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes:

Hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur extends across the entire document on both sides. See FLP 431v for the reverse.


Associated Names: Bixler, David
Bibliography:

“David Bixler” in Russell D. and Corinne P. Earnest, Papers for Birth Dayes: Guide to the Fraktur Artists and Scriveners (East Berlin, Pa.: Russell D. Earnest Associates, 1997), 2nd ed., vol. 1, pp. 106-107.



Creation Place County: Region/County:[Lancaster]
State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on artist’s location

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): ca. 1865
Image Dimensions Width: 24.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 431
Creator Name: [David Bixler (active c. 1828-1864)] - Decorator
[David Bixler (active c. 1828-1864)] - Scrivener

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