2. Er wird mich nicht betrügen

From Es bleibt gerecht sein Wille, BWV 100, Versus 2

Johann Sebastian Bach
D major
63 measures

German text

English translation

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan,
What God does is well done,
Er wird mich nicht betrügen,
He will not delude me,
Er führet mich auf rechter Bahn,
He leads me on the right path,
So laß ich mich begnügen
therefore I allow myself to enjoy
An seiner Huld
God’s mercy
Und hab Geduld,
and have patience;
Er wird mein Unglück wenden,
He will turn aside my misfortune,
Es steht in seinen Händen.
it is in His hands.

About the text

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


  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Violone + Organo


Organo: see Appendix (Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/34, p. 340)


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