4. Stürze zu Boden, schwülstige Stolze!

From Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort, BWV 126

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
3/8
Structure
none
Length
144 measures

German text

English translation

Stürze zu Boden, schwülstige Stolze!
Hurl to the ground the pompous proud!
Mache zunichte, was sie erdacht!
May what they conceive be annihilated!
Laß sie den Abgrund plötzlich verschlingen,
Let the abyss suddenly devour them,
Wehre dem Toben feindlicher Macht,
ward off the raging of the enemy strength,
Laß ihr Verlangen nimmer gelingen!
let their desire never be achieved!

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: unknown verse of hymn by Justus Jonas (Dürr 2005, 239) (paraphrased)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 2 Corinthians 11:19–12:9; Luke 8:4–8:15

Instrumentation

  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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