2. Ach, unaussprechlich ist die Not

From Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 116

Johann Sebastian Bach
f sharp minor
85 measures

German text

English translation

Ach, unaussprechlich ist die Not
Alas, the agony is unspeakable
Und des erzürnten Richters Dräuen!
as is the threat of the enraged Judge!
Kaum, daß wir noch in dieser Angst,
Scarcely, since we still suffer this terror
Wie du, o Jesu, selbst verlangst,
that you, O Jesus, yourself have undergone,
Zu Gott in deinem Namen schreien.
can we cry to God in your name.

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


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