6. Seid wachsam, ihr heiligen Wächter

From Man singet mit Freuden vom Sieg, BWV 149

Johann Sebastian Bach
G major
120 measures

German text

English translation

Seid wachsam, ihr heiligen Wächter,
Be wakeful, you holy watchers,
Die Nacht ist schier dahin.
the night is almost over.
Ich sehne mich und ruhe nicht,
I yearn and cannot rest,
Bis ich vor dem Angesicht
until I am before the countenance
Meines lieben Vaters bin.
of my dear Father.

About the text


  • Fagotto solo
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo


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