3. Kein Arzt ist außer dir zu finden

From Ihr werdet weinen und heulen, BWV 103

Johann Sebastian Bach
f sharp minor
69 measures

German text

English translation

Kein Arzt ist außer dir zu finden,
Besides You is no doctor to be found,
Ich suche durch ganz Gilead;
though I search throughout Gilead;
Wer heilt die Wunden meiner Sünden,
who shall heal the wounds of my sins,
Weil man hier keinen Balsam hat?
since there is no balsam here?
Verbirgst du dich, so muß ich sterben.
If You conceal Yourself, I must die.
Erbarme dich, ach, höre doch!
Have mercy, ah, hear me!
Du suchest ja nicht mein Verderben,
Indeed You do not seek my destruction,
Wohlan, so hofft mein Herze noch.
therefore my heart will still hope.

About the text


  • Flauto piccolo solo / Flauto traverso solo / Violino solo
  • Alto
  • Continuo


1731: version with Violino (solo) or Flauto traverso (solo), see Appendix (Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/11.2, p. 62)


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