3. Gottes Wort, das trüget nicht

From Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe, BWV 167

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
a minor
Meter
3/4 → 4/4
Tempo
Andante
Structure
(Da capo) dal segno
Length
94 measures

German text

English translation

Gottes Wort, das trüget nicht,
God’s word does not deceive,
Es geschieht, was er verspricht.
what He promises occurs.
Was er in dem Paradies
What in Paradise
Und vor so viel hundert Jahren
and for so many hundred years
Denen Vätern schon verhieß,
He has already promised to our forefathers,
Haben wir gottlob erfahren.
we have, praise God, experienced.

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: Genesis 3:15
  • Scripture readings for the day: Isaiah 40:1–40:5; Luke 1:57–1:80

Instrumentation

  • Oboe da caccia
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo

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