7. Ach Herr, mein Gott, vergib mirs doch

From Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
3/4
Length
70 measures

German text

English translation

Ach Herr, mein Gott, vergib mir’s doch,
Ah Lord, my God, forgive
Womit ich deinen Zorn erreget,
wherein I have stirred your wrath,
Zerbrich das schwere Sündenjoch,
shatter the heavy yoke of sin,
Das mir der Statan auferleget,
that Satan has laid upon me,
Daß sich mein Herz zufriedengebe
so that my heart may be content
Und dir zum Preis und Ruhm hinfort
and henceforth live to your praise and glory
Nach deinem Wort
according to your word
In kindlichem Gehorsam lebe.
in childlike obedience.
(“Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut,” verse 6)
 
 

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  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo

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