2. Zum reinen Wasser er mich weist

From Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt, BWV 112, Versus 2

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
6/8
Structure
none
Length
82 measures

German text

English translation

Zum reinen Wasser er mich weist,
He reveals pure water to me,
Das mich erquicken tue.
that will refresh me.
Das ist sein fronheiliger Geist,
That is His most holy Spirit,
Der macht mich wohlgemute.
which makes me feel at ease.
Er führet mich auf rechter Straß
He leads me on the right road
Seiner Geboten ohn Ablaß
of His commandments without fail
Von wegen seines Namens willen.
for His name’s sake.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on a 1530 paraphrase of Psalm 23 by Wolfgang Meuslin (Dürr 2005, 304)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Peter 2:21–2:25; John 10:12–10:16

Instrumentation

  • Oboe d’amore solo
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo

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