2. Gelobet sei der Herr Gott Israel

From Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe, BWV 167

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
… → adagio
Length
19 measures

German text

English translation

Gelobet sei der Herr Gott Israel,
Acclaimed be the Lord God of Israel,
Der sich in Gnaden zu uns wendet
Who turns to us in mercy
Und seinen Sohn
And sends his son
Vom hohen Himmelsthron
From heaven’s high throne
Zum Welterlöser sendet.
As redeemer of the world.
Erst stellte sich Johannes ein
First John [the Baptist] appeared
Und musste Weg und Bahn
And had to prepare the way and path
Dem Heiland zubereiten;
For the savior;
Hierauf kam Jesus selber an,
And then Jesus himself arrived
Die armen Menschenkinder
To gladden the poor children of humankind
Und die verlornen Sünder
And the lost sinners
Mit Gnad und Liebe zu erfreun
With mercy and love,
Und sie zum Himmelreich in wahrer Buss zu leiten.
And to lead them to the kingdom of heaven, in true repentance.
 

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Instrumentation

  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo

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