2. Entsetze dich, mein Herze, nicht

From Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit, BWV 111

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
4/4
Length
55 measures

Instrumentation

  • Basso
  • Continuo

German text

English translation

Entzetze dich, mein Herze, nicht,
Do not recoil, my heart,
Gott ist dein Trost und Zuversicht
God is your comfort and confidence
Und deiner Seele Leben.
and the life of your soul.
Ja was sein wieser Rat bedacht,
Indeed, what His wise counsel has considered,
Dem kann die Welt und Menschenmacht
the power of the world and humanity
Unmöglich widerstreben.
cannot possibly resist.
(“Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit,” verse 2)
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Based on a four-verse hymn by Duke Albrecht of Prussia (Dürr 2005, 205–206)
  • Text references: second verse of Duke Albrecht of Prussia’s four verse hymn (paraphrased)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 12:17–12:21; Matthew 8:1–8:13

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