3. Auch die harte Kreuzesreise

From Liebster Immanuel, Herzog der Frommen, BWV 123

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
f sharp minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Lente
Structure
Da capo
Length
33 measures

German text

English translation

Auch die harte Kreuzesreise
Even the harsh journey of the Cross
Und der Tränen bittre Speise
and the bitter meal of tears
Schreckt mich nicht.
does not frighten me.
Wenn die Ungewitter toben,
If storms rage,
Sendet Jesus mir von oben
Jesus sends me from above
Heil und Licht.
rescue and light.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on the 1679 hymn by Ahasverus Fritsch (Dürr 2005, 177)
  • Text references: third verse of the 1679 hymn by Ahasverus Fritsch (paraphrased)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Isaiah 60:1–60:6; Matthew 2:1–2:12

Instrumentation

  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Oboe d’amore II
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo

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