• Johann Sebastian Bach
1724

2. Gott ist mein Freund…was hilft das Toben

  • Violino I concertato · A3 – B5
  • Tenore · D#3 – A4
  • Continuo

German Text

Gott ist mein Freund; was hilft das Toben,
So wider mich ein Feind erhoben!
Ich bin getrost bei Neid und Haß.

Ja, redet nur die Wahrheit spärlich,
Seid immer falsch, was tut mir das?
Ihr Spötter seid mir ungefährlich.

English Translation

God is my friend; what use is the raging
which an enemy might raise against me!
I am assured amid envy and hate.

Yes, even speak the truth rarely,
be always false, what does it matter to me?
You mockers are not a threat to me.

Notes

According to Alfred Dürr an other obbligato instrument has been lost (probably 2nd Violino).

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