1. Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ

From Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 116

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
2/2
Structure
none
Length
100 measures

German text

English translation

Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ,
O Prince of peace, Lord Jesus Christ,
Wahr’ Mensch und wahrer Gott,
true human and true God,
Ein starker Nothelfer du bist
you are a strong helper in need
Im Leben und im Tod.
in life and in death.
Drum wir allein
Therefore only
Im Namen dein
in your name
Zu deinem Vater schreien.
do we cry to your Father.
(“Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ,” verse 1)
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on the seven verse 1601 hymn by Jakob Ebert (Dürr 2005, 641)
  • Text references: first verse of the seven verse 1601 hymn by Jakob Ebert (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Thessalonians 4:13–4:18; Matthew 24:15–24:28

Instrumentation

  • Corno chorale
  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Oboe d’amore II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano chorale
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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