2. Handle nicht nach deinen Rechten

From Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101

Johann Sebastian Bach
g minor
90 measures

German text

English translation

Handle nicht nach deinen Rechten
Do not deal with us wicked servants of sin
Mit uns bösen Sündenknechten,
according to your justice;
Laß das Schwert der Feinde ruhn!
let the sword of the enemy rest!
Höchster, höre unser Flehen,
Highest, hear our pleading,
Daß wir nicht durch sündlich Tun
so that, through sinful acts,
Wie Jerusalem vergehen!
we might not be destroyed like Jerusalem!

About the text


  • Violino solo / Flauto traverso
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo


Flauto traverso: see Appendix (Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/19, p. 228)


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