9. Ich will von Jesu Wundern singen

From Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147, Part II: Nach der Predigt

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
58 measures

German text

English translation

Ich will von Jesu Wundern singen
I want to sing of Jesus’ wonders,
Und ihm der Lippen Opfer bringen,
And bring him the offering of [praise from] the lips;
Er wird nach seiner Liebe Bund
In accordance with the covenant of his love, he will powerfully conquer
Das schwache Fleisch, den irdischen Mund
Weak flesh, the earthly mouth
Durch heilges Feuer kräftig zwingen.
By [baptism of] holy fire.
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • “Based on a Weimar text by Salomo Franck” (Dürr 2005, 673)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Isaiah 11:1–11:5; Luke 1:39–1:56

Instrumentation

  • Tromba solo
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Fagotto + Violoncello + Violone + Cembalo + Organo

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