5. Erschrecke doch

From Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem Glauben, BWV 102, Part II

Johann Sebastian Bach
g minor
104 measures

German text

English translation

Erschrecke doch,
Be terrified,
Du allzu sichre Seele!
you all-too confident souls!
Denk, was dich würdig zähle
Think, how high the price will be
Der Sünden Joch.
for the yoke of sin.
Die Gotteslangmut geht auf einem Fuß von Blei,
God’s forebearance walks with a leaden foot,
Damit der Zorn hernach dir desto schwerer sei.
so that later His wrath shall be even heavier upon you.

About the text


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


Violino piccolo: see Appendix (Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/19, p. 276)


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