5. Ach, Herr, vergib all unsre Schuld

From Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott, BWV 127

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
F major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
12 measures

German text

English translation

Ach, Herr, vergib all unsre Schuld,
Ah, Lord, forgive all our misdeeds,
Hilf, daß wir warten mit Geduld,
help us to wait with patience
Bis unser Stündlein kömmt herbei,
until our hour comes upon us;
Auch unser Glaub stets wacker sei,
also may our faith be always brave,
Dein’m Wort zu trauen festiglich,
trusting Your word firmly,
Bis wir einschlafen seliglich.
until we fall asleep contentedly.
(“Herr Jesu Christ, wahr’ Mensch und Gott,” verse 8)
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on Paul Eber’s 1562 eight-verse hymn (Dürr 2005, 249)
  • Text references: eighth verse Paul Eber’s 1562 eight-verse hymn (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Corinthians 13:1–13:13; Luke 18:31–18:43

Instrumentation

  • Soprano + Tromba + Flauto dolce I + Flauto dolce II + Oboe I + Oboe II + Violino I
  • Alto + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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