1. Es bleibt gerecht sein Wille

From Es bleibt gerecht sein Wille, BWV 100, Versus 1

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
2/2
Tempo
Vivace
Structure
none
Length
116 measures

German text

English translation

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan,
What God does is well done,
Es bleibt gerecht sein Wille;
His will remains righteous;
Wie er fängt meine Sachen an,
however he begins my affairs,
Will ich ihm halten stille.
I will silently keep to Him.
Er ist mein Gott,
He is my God,
Der in der Not
who in need
Mich wohl weiß zu erhalten;
knows well how to sustain me;
Drum laß ich ihn nur walten.
therefore I let Him alone rule.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on hymn by Samuel Rodigast (1675)

Instrumentation

  • Corno I
  • Corno II
  • Timpani
  • Flauto traverso
  • Oboe d’amore
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Violone + Organo

Notes

Organo: see Appendix (Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/34, p. 338)

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