3. Des Höchsten Güt und Treu

From Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10

Johann Sebastian Bach
g minor → d minor
16 measures

German text

English translation

Des Höchsten Güt und Treu
The goodness and love of the Highest
Wird alle Morgen neu
is renewed every morning
Und währet immer für und für
and endures for ever and ever
Bei denen, die allhier
with them, who from here
Auf seine Hilfe schaun
look for His help
Und ihm in wahrer Furcht vertraun.
and trust Him in true fear.
Hingegen übt er auch Gewalt
He also uses force
Mit seinem Arm
with His arm
An denen, welche weder kalt
against those, who are neither cold
Noch warm
nor warm
Im Glauben und im Lieben sein;
in faith and in love;
Die nacket, bloß und blind,
who are naked, bare, and blind,
Die voller Stolz und Hoffart sind,
who are full of pride and arrogance,
Will seine Hand wie Spreu zerstreun.
will be scattered like straw by His hand.

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


  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo


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