6. Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit

From Nimm, was dein ist, und gehe hin, BWV 144

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
20 measures

German text

English translation

Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit,
What my God wills always occurs,
Sein Will, der ist der beste,
His will is the best,
Zu helfen den’n er ist bereit,
He is ready to help those
Die an ihn glauben feste.
who believe firmly in Him.
Er hilft aus Not, der fromme Gott,
He gives aid in need, this righteous God,
Und züchtiget mit Maßen.
and punishes with measure.
Wer Gott vertraut, fest auf ihn baut,
Who trusts in God, relies upon Him firmly,
Den will er nicht verlassen.
God will never abandon.
(“Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit,” verse 1)
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: first verse of the 1547 Was mein Gott will, das gscheh allzeit by Duke Albrecht of Prussia (Dürr 2005, 222) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Corinthians 9:24–10:5; Matthew 20:1–20:16

Instrumentation

  • Soprano + Violino I + Oboe I
  • Alto + Violino II + Oboe II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo

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