2. Ich halte meinen Jesum feste

From Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn, BWV 157

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
f sharp minor
Meter
3/8
Length
218 measures

German text

English translation

Ich halte meinen Jesum feste,
I hold my Jesus tightly,
Ich laß ihn nun und ewig nicht.
I will not let Him go now or ever.
Er ist allein mein Aufenthalt,
He alone is my resting-place,
Drum faßt mein Glaube mit Gewalt
therefore my faith forcefully grasps
Sein segenreiches Angesicht;
His countenance full of blessing;
Denn dieser Trost ist doch der beste.
for this comfort is indeed the best.
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown

Instrumentation

  • Oboe d’amore solo
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo

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