3. Gedenke doch, o Jesu

From Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 116

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major → E major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
10 measures

German text

English translation

Gedenke doch,
Yet consider,
O Jesu, daß du noch
O Jesus, that you are still
Ein Fürst des Friedens heißest!
called a Prince of peace!
Aus Liebe wolltest du dein Wort uns senden.
You wished to send us your word out of love.
Will sich dein Herz auf einmal von uns wenden,
Will your heart turn away from us now,
Der du so große Hülfe sonst beweisest?
which otherwise revealed such great assistance?

About the text

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

Instrumentation

  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo

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