3. Jesu, Brunnquell aller Gnaden

From Ach! ich sehe, itzt, da ich zur Hochzeit gehe, BWV 162, Weimar version

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
d minor
Meter
12/8
Structure
none
Length
53 measures

German text

English translation

Jesu, Brunnquell aller Gnaden,
Jesus, fountainhead of grace,
Labe mich elenden Gast,
nourish me, a wretched guest,
Weil du mich berufen hast!
since you have invited me!
Ich bin matt, schwach und beladen,
I am weary, weak and burdened,
Ach! erquicke meine Seele,
ah! refresh my soul,
Ach! wie hungert mich nach dir!
ah! how I hunger for You!
Lebensbrot, das ich erwähle,
Bread of life, which I choose,
Komm, vereine dich mit mir!
come, unite Yourself with me!

About the text

  • Author: Salomo Franck
  • Based on the text of Salomo Frank’s cycle Evangelisches Andachts-Opffer
  • Scripture readings for the day: Ephesians 5:15–5:21; Matthew 21:1–21:14

Instrumentation

  • Strumento obbligato
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Violone + Organo

Notes

One part is lost, hence the label “strumento obbligato.” See note in Neue Bach-Ausgabe.

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