4. Was ist die Liebe Gottes

From Gott soll allein mein Herze haben, BWV 169

Johann Sebastian Bach
G major → f sharp minor
10 measures

German text

English translation

Was ist die Liebe Gottes?
What is the love of God?
Des Geistes Ruh,
The rest of the spirit,
Der Sinnen Lustgenieß,
the delightful pleasure of the mind,
Der Seele Paradies.
the paradise of the soul.
Sie schließt die Hölle zu,
It closes off hell,
Den Himmel aber auf;
and opens heaven;
Sie ist Elias Wagen,
it is the chariot of Elijah,
Da werden wir im Himmel nauf
which will bear us up to heaven
In Abrahms Schoß getragen.
into the bosom of Abraham.

About the text


  • Alto
  • Continuo


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