4. Wirf, mein Herze, wirf dich noch

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

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
F major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
56 measures

German text

English translation

Wirf, mein Herze, wirf dich noch
Cast yourself, my heart, cast yourself yet
In des Höchsten Liebesarme,
Into the loving arms of the Most High,
Dass er deiner sich erbarme.
That he may have mercy on you.
Lege deiner Sorgenjoch,
Lay the yoke of your worries,
Und was dich bisher beladen,
And what has burdened you until now,
Auf die Achseln seiner Gnaden.
Upon the shoulders of his grace.
 

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

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo

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