5. Die Obrigkeit ist Gottes Gabe

From Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn, BWV 119

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
g minor
Meter
6/8
Structure
none
Length
72 measures

German text

English translation

Die Obrigkeit ist Gottes Gabe,
Authority is God’s gift,
Ja selber Gottes Ebenbild.
yes, even the very image of God.
Wer ihre Macht nicht will ermessen,
Whoever will not submit to its power
Der muß auch Gottes gar vergessen:
must also forget God completely:
Wie würde sonst sein Wort erfüllt?
how else would His word be fulfilled?

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: Romans 13 (verbatim)

Instrumentation

  • Flauto dolce I + Flauto dolce II
  • Alto
  • Continuo

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