5. Herz, zerreiß des Mammons Kette

From Tue Rechnung! Donnerwort, BWV 168

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
6/8
Length
52 measures

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo

German text

English translation

Herz, zerreiß des Mammons Kette,
Heart, rend the chains of Mammon,
Hände, streuet Gutes aus!
hands, sow goodness!
Machet sanft mein Sterbebette,
Make my deathbed soft,
Bauet mir ein festes Haus,
build me a solid house
Das im Himmel ewig bleibet,
which will last forever in heaven
Wenn der Erde Gut zerstäubet.
when the goods of earth turn to dust.

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