3. Merke, mein Herze, beständig nur dies

From Ich lebe, mein Herze, zu deinem Ergötzen, BWV 145

Johann Sebastian Bach
D major
192 measures

German text

English translation

Merke, mein Herze, beständig nur dies,
Take note, my heart, of this alone continually,
Wenn du alles sonst vergißt,
even if you forget everything else,
Daß dein Heiland lebend ist;
that your Savior is living;
Lasse dieses deinem Gläuben
let this remain for your faith
Einen Grund und Feste bleiben,
a foundation and bedrock,
Auf solche besteht er gewiß.
upon which it can certainly endure.
Merke, meine Herze, nur dies.
Take note, my heart, of this alone.

About the text


  • Tromba
  • Flauto traverso
  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Oboe d’amore II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Basso
  • Continuo


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