5. Entziehe dich eilends, mein Herze, der Welt

From Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht, BWV 124

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
3/8
Structure
Da capo
Length
137 measures

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo

German text

English translation

Entziehe dich eilends, mein Herze, der Welt,
Withdraw yourself hurriedly, my heart, from the world,
Du findest im Himmel dein wahres Vergnügen.
you will find in heaven your true delight.
Wenn künftig dein Auge dein Heiland erblickt,
When your eye beholds your Savior in the future,
So wird erst dein sehnendes Herze erquickt,
then at last your longing heart will be revived,
So wird es in Jesu zufriedengestellt.
then it will be brought to rest in Jesus.

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Based on the 1658 hymn by Christian Keymann (Dürr 2005, 187)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 12:1–12:6; Luke 2:41–2:52

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