2. Herr, der du stark und mächtig bist

From Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
B flat major
Meter
4/4
Structure
Da capo
Length
82 measures

German text

English translation

Herr, der du stark und mächtig bist,
Lord, you who are strong and mighty,
Gott, dessen Name heilig ist,
God, whose name is holy,
Wie wunderbar sind deine Werke!
how wonderful are Your deeds!
Du siehest mich Elenden an,
You have looked upon wretched me,
Du hast an mir so viel getan,
You have done so much for me,
Daß ich nicht alles zähl und merke.
that I cannot count or tell it all.

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Uses the doxology with passages drawn from other Biblical verses woven throughout (Dürr 2005, 678–679).
  • Scripture readings for the day: Isiah 11:1–11:5; Luke 1:39–1:56

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo

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