Turn my heart to mercy (Wende mein Herz zu der Barmherzigkeit)

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Turn my heart to mercy (Wende mein Herz zu der Barmherzigkeit)

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Item No: frk01059
Title: Turn my heart to mercy (Wende mein Herz zu der Barmherzigkeit)
Creation Date: 2/27/1787
Scripts/Text: Fraktur
Language: German
Weiser Number: 991
Physical Description: Leaf
Material: Laid paper; watercolor; ink
Transcription:

Wende mein Hertz zu der barmhertzigkeit, und laß meine \ Hände freygebig sein, Daß ich der verlassenen mich annehme, den \ Irrenden rathe, die unwissenden lehre, Für die unmündigen rede, \ Den armen helfe, die schwachen stärcke, Die verschmachten labe, den \ Fallenden aufhelfe, Die untertruckten hebe, die nothdürftigen fördere, \ Die betrübten tröste, und allen mit Einander was gutes erweise. 1787. \ February den 27 sten.


Translation:

Turn my heart to mercy and let my hands be generous, that I may take care of the deserted, advice the mistaken, teach the ignorant, speak for the minors, help the poor, strengthen the weak, refresh the faint, help up the fallen, lift up the oppressed, support the needy, comfort the sad and altogether show some good. 1787, February the 27th.


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

Hand-drawn; hand-colored; hand-lettered. The text in Fraktur is in the lower portion of the document. In the upper center is a rectangular frame with a decorative geometric border woven around it. In its center are a bird and four tulips. In the upper corners are two tulips. Below them are two birds, large rosettes, and two flowers.


Creation Place State/Province: State/Province:[Pennsylvania]
Creation Place Note:Based on design characteristics

Image Dimensions Width: 21.5 cm
ShelfMark: FLP 1059
Creator Name: Anonymous - Decorator
Anonymous - Scrivener

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