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
Structure
none
Length
17 measures

German text

English translation

Des Weibes Samen kam,
The seed of woman came,
Nachdem die Zeit erfüllet;
when time was fulfilled;
Der Segen, den Gott Abraham,
the blessing, which God had promised Abraham,
Dem Glaubensheld, versprochen,
the champion of faith,
Ist wie der Glanz der Sonne angebrochen,
has broken forth like the rays of the sun,
Und unser Kummer ist gestillet.
and our wretchedness is quieted.
Ein stummer Zacharias preist
A silent Zacharias praises
Mit lauter Stimme Gott vor seine Wundertat,
God for His miracles with a loud voice,
Die er dem Volk erzeiget hat.
which He has revealed to the people.
Bedenkt, ihr Christen, auch was Gott an euch getan,
Consider, o Christians, what God has also done for you,
Und stimmet ihm ein Loblied an!
and sound forth a song of praise!

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Scripture readings for the day: Isaiah 40:1–40:5; Luke 1:57–1:80

Instrumentation

  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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