4. Mein Jesus lebt

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

Johann Sebastian Bach
A major → f sharp minor
12 measures

German text

English translation

Mein Jesus lebt,
My Jesus lives,
Das soll mir niemand nehmen,
no one can take this from me,
Drum sterb ich sonder Grämen.
therefore I die without grieving.
Ich bin gewiß
I am certain
Und habe das Vertrauen,
and have assurance,
Daß mich des Grabes Finsternis
that the darkness of the grave
Zur Himmelsherrlichkeit erhebt;
will raise me up to heavenly glory;
Mein Jesus lebt,
my Jesus lives,
Ich habe nun genug,
now I have enough.
Mein Herz und Sinn
My heart and mind
Will heute noch zum Himmel hin,
will be in heaven even today,
Selbst den Erlöser anzuschauen.
to behold the Redeemer Himself.

About the text


  • Soprano
  • Continuo


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