4. Des Weibes Samen kam

From Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe, BWV 167

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major → G major
Meter
4/4
Length
17 measures

German text

English translation

Des Weibes Samen kam,
The [foretold] seed [Jesus] of the woman [Eve]8 came
Nachdem die Zeit erfüllet;
When the time [to inherit the promise of faith] was fulfilled;
Der Segen, den Gott Abraham,
The blessing that God pledged to Abraham,
Dem Glaubensheld, versprochen,
To the hero of faith,
Ist wie der Glanz der Sonne angebrochen,
Has broken forth like the radiance of the sun,
Und unser Kummer ist gestillet.
And our grief is stilled;
Ein stummer Zacharias preist
A [for a time, forcibly] mute Zechariah [now] praises God
Mit lauter Stimme Gott vor seine Wundertat,
With a loud voice for his miracle [of John’s birth]
Die er dem Volk erzeiget hat.
That he has shown to the people [of Israel].
Bedenkt, ihr Christen, auch, was Gott an euch getan
Consider, too, you Christians, what God has done for you,
Und stimmet ihm ein Loblied an!
And strike up a song of acclamation to him.
 

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Instrumentation

  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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