3. Hilf, Jesu, hilf, dass ich auch dich bekenne

From Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147a

Johann Sebastian Bach
F major

German text

English translation

Hilf, Jesu, hilf, daß ich auch dich bekenne
Help, Jesus, help that I may also acknowledge You
In Wohl und Weh, in Freud und Leid,
in prosperity and in woe, in joy and in sorrow,
Daß ich dich meinen Heiland nenne
so that I may call You my Savior
Im Glauben und Gelassenheit,
in faith and calmness,
Daß stets mein Herz von deiner Liebe brenne.
that my heart may always burn with Your love.

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“ Earlier version of BWV 147” imslp
Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/1, Krit. Bericht
in the manuscript on Bach digital
Music lost, can be reconstructed


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