2a. Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit

From Actus Tragicus, BWV 106

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
E flat major → c minor
Meter
4/4 → 3/4
Structure
none
Length
47 measures

German text

English translation

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit. In ihm leben, weben und sind wir, solange er will. In ihm sterben wir zur rechten Zeit, wenn er will.
God’s time is the very best time. In him we live, move, and are, as long as he wills. In him we die at the proper time, when he wills.
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Text references: Acts 17:28 (verbatim)

Instrumentation

  • Flauto dolce I
  • Flauto dolce II
  • Viola da gamba I
  • Viola da gamba II
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo

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