3. Es kömmt ein Tag

From Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz, BWV 136

Johann Sebastian Bach
f sharp minor
4/4 → 12/8
60 measures

German text

English translation

Es kömmt ein Tag,
A day will come,
So das Verborgne richtet,
when the Hidden One will judge,
Vor dem die Heuchelei erzittern mag.
before which hypocrisy may well tremble.
Denn seines Eifers Grimm vernichtet,
For the wrath of His vengeance will annihilate
Was Heuchelei und List erdichtet.
what hypocrisy and deceit fashion.

About the text


  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo


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