4. Er ist mein Licht, mein Leben

From Es bleibt gerecht sein Wille, BWV 100, Versus 4

Johann Sebastian Bach
G major
161 measures

German text

English translation

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan,
What God does is well done,
Er ist mein Licht, mein Leben,
He is my light, my life,
Der mir nichts Böses gönnen kann,
who cannot offer me evil,
Ich will mich ihm ergeben
I will give myself to Him
In Freud und Leid!
in joy and sorrow!
Es kommt die Zeit,
The time will come,
Da öffentlich erscheinet,
when it will be apparent
Wie treulich er es meinet.
how loving is His intention.

About the text

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


  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Violone + Organo


Organo: see Appendix (Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/34, p. 342)


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