When David heard

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Source of text: 2 Samuel 18:33

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See also Absalon, fili mi for settings of the equivalent text in Latin.  

Text and translations

English.png English text

When David heard that Absalom was slain
He went up into his chamber over the gate and wept,
and thus he said: my son, my son, O Absalom my son, would God I had died for thee!

German.png German translation

Als David hörte, dass Absalom erschlagen war,
ging er auf sein Zimmer über dem Tor und weinte.
Und dann sprach er:
O Absalom mein Sohn, hätte Gott mich an deiner Statt sterben lassen!

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