6. Darbei will ich verbleiben

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

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
39 measures

German text

English translation

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan,
What God does, is well done,
Dabei will ich verbleiben.
I will cling to this.
Es mag mich auf die rauhe Bahn
Along the harsh path
Not, Tod und Elend treiben,
trouble, death and misery may drive me.
So wird Gott mich
Yet God will,
Ganz väterlich
just like a father,
In seinen Armen halten;
hold me in His arms:
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. 345)

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