5. Christi Glieder, ach bedenket

  • Violino solo · A#3 – C#6
  • Alto · A3 – D5
  • Continuo: Organo

German Text

Christi Glieder, ach bedenket,
Was der Heiland euch geschenket
Durch der Taufe reines Bad!
Bei der Blut—und Wasserquelle
Werden eure Kleider helle,
Die befleckt von Missetat.
Christus gab zum neuen Kleide
Roten purpur, weiße Seide,
Diese sind der Christen Staat.

English Translation

Christ’s members, ah, consider,
what the Savior has bestowed on you
through the pure bath of baptism!
Through the spring of blood and water
your garments will become bright,
which are stained from sin.
Christ gave as new garments
crimson robes, white silk,
these are the trappings of the Christian.

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