6. Erleucht auch unser Sinn und Herz

From Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 116

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
13 measures

German text

English translation

Erleucht auch unser Sinn und Herz
Illumine our minds and hearts as well
Durch den Geist deiner Gnad,
through the spirit of your grace,
Daß wir nicht treiben draus ein Scherz,
so that we do not spread mockery about,
Der unsrer Seelen schad.
that would be harmful to our souls.
O Jesu Christ,
O Jesus Christ,
Allein du bist,
it is you alone
Der solchs wohl kann ausrichten.
that can make this right.
(“Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ,” verse 7)
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on the seven verse 1601 hymn by Jakob Ebert (Dürr 2005, 641)
  • Text references: seventh 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

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

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