5. Muß ich den Kelch gleich schmecken

From Es bleibt gerecht sein Wille, BWV 100, Versus 5

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
12/8
Tempo
Un poc’ allegro
Length
62 measures

German text

English translation

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan,
What God does is well done,
Muß ich den Kelch gleich schmecken,
even if I must taste the cup
Der bitter ist nach meinem Wahn,
that is bitter to my perception,
Laß ich mich doch nicht schrecken,
I will not let myself be frightened,
Weil doch zuletzt
since in the end
Ich werd ergötzt
I will be delighted
Mit süßem Trost im Herzen;
with sweet comfort in my heart;
Da weichen alle Schmerzen.
then all pains will cease.
 

About the text

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

Instrumentation

  • Oboe d’amore solo
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Violone + Organo

Notes

Organo: see Appendix (Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/34, p. 344)

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