Christ My Song - 884
To learn, and yet to learn, whilst life goes by - The task
(Gerhard Tersteegen/Frances Bevan/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
1. To learn, and yet to learn, whilst life goes by,
so pass the student's days;
and thus be great, and do great things, and die,
and lie embalmed with praise. (PDF - Midi)
2. My work is but to lose and to forget,
thus small, despised to be;
all to unlearn – this task before me set;
unlearn all else but thee.
Frances Bevan, Hymns of Ter Steegen, Suso and others 1, 1899, 2.
After Gerhard Tersteegen's poem "Das beste Studium" (Blumengärtlein 1, Nr. 24).
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