6. Jesu, Retter deiner Herde

From Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele, BWV 143

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
g minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
40 measures

German text

English translation

Jesu, Retter deiner Herde,
Jesus, saver of Your flock,
Bleibe ferner unser Hort,
remain our treasure in the future;
Daß die Jahr uns glücklich werde,
so that the year may be fortunate for us,
Halte Wacht an jedem Ort.
keep watch in every place.
Führ, o Jesu, deine Schar
Lead, o Jesus, Your followers
Bis zu jenem neuen Jahr.
to this new year.
 
 
(Instrumental Choral:
(Instrumental Chorale:
Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ,
O Prince of peace, Lord Jesus Christ,
Wahr’ Mensch und wahrer Gott,
true human and true God,
Ein starker Nothelfer du bist
You are a strong helper in need
Im Leben und im Tod;
in life and in death.
Drum wir allein
Therefore only
Im Namen dein
in Your name
Zu deinem Vater schreien.)
do we cry to Your Father.)
(“Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ,” verse 1)
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Scripture readings for the day: Galatians 3:23–3:9; Luke 2:21

Instrumentation

  • Fagotto solo
  • Violino I chorale
  • Violino II chorale
  • Viola chorale
  • Tenore
  • Continuo

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