3. Gott soll allein mein Herze haben

From Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV 169

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
4/4
Structure
Da capo
Length
47 measures

German text

English translation

Gott soll allein mein Herze haben.
God alone shall have my heart.
Ich find in ihm das höchste Gut.
I find in Him the highest Good.
Er liebt mich in der bösen Zeit
He loves me during evil times
Und will mich in der Seligkeit
and in blissfulness He will shower me
Mit Gütern seines Hauses laben.
with the goodness of His house.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Corinthians 1:4–1:9; Matthew 22:34–22:46

Instrumentation

  • Alto
  • Organo obbligato
  • Continuo

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