2. Wo wird diesem Jammertale

From Ach, lieben Christen, seid getrost, BWV 114

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
d minor
Meter
3/4 → 12/8
Structure
Da capo
Length
77 measures

German text

English translation

Wo wird in diesem Jammertale
Where, in this valley of suffering,
Vor meinen Geist die Zuflucht sein?
is the refuge of my spirit?
Allein zu Jesu Vaterhänden
However, to Jesus’ fatherly hands
Will ich mich in der Schwachheit wenden;
I will turn in my weakness;
Sonst weiß ich weder aus noch ein.
otherwise I know neither out nor in.
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Based on the 1561 hymn by Johannes Gigas (Dürr 2005, 562)
  • Text references: second verse of 1561 hymn by Johannes Gigas (adapted)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Ephesians 4:1–4:6; Luke 14:1–14:11

Instrumentation

  • Flauto traverso solo
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo

Resources

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