5. Alsdenn so wirst du mich

From Auf Christi Himmelfahrt allein, BWV 128

Johann Sebastian Bach
G major
16 measures

German text

English translation

Alsdenn so wirst du mich
Therefore You shall
Zu deiner Rechten stellen
place me at Your right hand
Und mir als deinem Kind
and bestow on me, as Your child,
Ein gnädig Urteil fällen,
a gracious inheritance,
Mich bringen zu der Lust,
bringing me to joy,
Wo deine Herrlichkeit
where Your glory
Ich werde schauen an
I shall behold
In alle Ewigkeit.
in all eternity.
(“O Jesu, meine Lust,” verse 4)

About the text

  • Author: Christiane Mariane von Ziegler
  • Text references: “fourth verse of the hymn O Jesu, meine Lust by Matthaüs Avenarius (1673)” (Dürr 2005, 329) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Acts 1:1–1:11; Mark 16:14–16:20


  • Corno I
  • Corno II
  • Soprano + Oboe I + Violino I
  • Alto + Oboe II + Violino II
  • Tenore + Oboe da caccia + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo


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