2. Du mußt glauben, du mußt hoffen

From Mein Gott, wie lang, ach lange?, BWV 155

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
a minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
Da capo dal segno
Length
42 measures

German text

English translation

Du musst glauben, du musst hoffen,
You must believe; you must hope;
Du musst Gott gelassen sein.
You must be resigned in God.
Jesus weiss die rechten Stunden,
Jesus knows the proper hours
Dich mit Hilfe zu erfreun.
To gladden you with salvation.
Wenn die trübe Zeit verschwunden,
When the troubled time has vanished,
Steht sein ganzes Herz dir offen.
His whole heart stands open to you.
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • “Based on a text from Salomo Franck’s collection Evangelisches Andachts-Opffer” (Dürr 2005, 193)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 12:6–12:16; John 2:1–2:11

Instrumentation

  • Fagotto solo
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Continuo

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