5. Uns treffen zwar der Sünden Flecken

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

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor
Meter
12/8
Structure
none
Length
61 measures

German text

English translation

Uns treffen zwar der Sünden Flecken,
Indeed the stains of sin cling to us,
So Adams Fall auf uns gebracht.
as Adam’s fall brought upon us.
Allein, wer sich zu / in / Jesu Wunden,
But whoever has found himself
Dem großem Strom voll Blut gefunden,
in Jesus’ wounds, the mighty river of blood,
Wird dadurch wieder rein gemacht.
will through them be made pure again.

About the text

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

Instrumentation

  • Violino I + Violino II
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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