3. Es kömmt ein Tag

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

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
f sharp minor
Meter
4/4 → 12/8
Structure
none
Length
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

  • Author: Unknown
  • Text references: Romans 5:14; 1 Corinthians 15:22; 1 Corinthians 15:45
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 8:12–8:17; Matthew 7:15–7:23

Instrumentation

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

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