3. In Jesu Demut kann ich Trost

From Süßer Trost, mein Jesus kömmt, BWV 151, Version 2

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
2/2
Structure
Da capo dal Segno
Length
106 measures

German text

English translation

In Jesu Demut kann ich Trost,
In Jesus’ humbleness I can find comfort,
In seiner Armut Reichtum finden.
in his poverty, riches.
Mir macht desselben schlechter Stand
This same miserable state
Nur lauter Heil und Wohl bekannt,
acquaints me with pure salvation and well-being.
Ja, seine wundervolle Hand
Indeed, his wonder-working hand
Will mir nur Segenskränze winden.
will weave a wreath of blessing for me.

About the text

  • Author: Georg Christian Lehms
  • Text references: eighth verse of the Nikolaus Herman’s 1560 Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Hebrews 1:1–1:14; John 1:1–1:14; 1 John 1:1–1:10; John 21:20–21:24

Instrumentation

  • Violini + Viola
  • Alto
  • Continuo

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