6. So sei nun, Seele, deine

From Meine Seufzer, meine Tränen, BWV 13

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

German text

English translation

So sei nun, Seele, deine
So be now, soul, yours,
Und traue dem alleine,
And trust only in the one
Der dich erschaffen hat;
Who has created you.
Es gehe, wie es gehe,
Let things be, as they may;
Dein Vater in der Höhe,
Your father on high,
Der weiss zu allen Sachen Rat.
He knows counsel in all matters.
 

About the text

  • Author: Georg Christian Lehms
  • From Georg Christian Lehms’s 1711 Darmstadt cycle (Dürr 2005, 198–199).
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 12:6–12:16; John 2:1–2:11

Instrumentation

  • Soprano + Flauto dolce I + Flauto dolce II + Oboe / Oboe da caccia + Violino I (playable on flauto traverso)
  • Alto + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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