5. Er denket der Barmherzigkeit

From Meine Seel erhebt den Herren, BWV 10

Johann Sebastian Bach
d minor
35 measures

German text

English translation

Er denket der Barmherzigkeit
He remembers His mercy
Und hilft seinem Diener Israel auf.
and helps His servant Israel.
(Instrumental Chorale: The German Magnificat)

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


  • Tromba chorale / Oboe I chorale + Oboe II chorale
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo


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