2. Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

From Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, BWV 12

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
f minor
Meter
3/2
Tempo
Lente
Structure
Da capo
Length
92 measures

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola I
  • Viola II
  • Fagotto
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

German text

English translation

Weinen, Klagen,
Weeping, lamenting,
Sorgen, Zagen,
Worries, faintheartedness,
Angst und Not
Anguish and distress
Sind der Christen Tränenbrot,
Are the bread-of-tears of Christians,
Die das Zeichen Jesu tragen.
Those who bear the [brand-]mark of Jesus.
 

About the text

  • Author: Salomo Franck
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Peter 2:11–2:20; John 16:16–16:23

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