4. So geh ich mit beherzten Schritten

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

Johann Sebastian Bach
G major
Da capo
124 measures

German text

English translation

So geh ich mit geherzten Schritten,
Thus I walk with encouraged steps,
Auch wenn mich Gott zum Grabe führt.
even when God leads me to my grave.
Gott hat die Tage aufgeschrieben,
God has circumscribed my days,
So wird, wenn seine Hand mich rührt,
thus, when His hand touches me,
Des Todes Bitterkeit vertrieben.
He will drive away the bitterness of death.

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Based on a four-verse hymn by Duke Albrecht of Prussia (Dürr 2005, 205–206)
  • Text references: third verse of Duke Albrecht of Prussia’s four verse hymn (paraphrased); 1 Samuel 15:32
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 12:17–12:21; Matthew 8:1–8:13


  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Continuo


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