3. Herr, deine Güte reicht, so weit der Himmel ist

From Wer Dank opfert, der preiset mich, BWV 17, Part I

Johann Sebastian Bach
E major
63 measures

German text

English translation

Herr, deine Güte reicht, so weit der Himmel ist,
Lord, your goodness reaches as far as the sky is,
Und deine Wahrheit langt, so weit die Wolken gehen.
And your truth extends as far as the clouds go.
Wüsst ich gleich sonsten nicht, wie herrlich gross du bist,
If I did not yet know otherwise how gloriously great you are,
So könnt ich es gar leicht aus deinen Werken sehen.
I could so easily see it from your works [of Creation].
Wie sollt man dich mit Dank davor nicht stetig preisen?
How shall one not, in return, constantly praise you with thanks?
Da du uns willt den Weg des Heils hingegen weisen.
There [in your works], on the other hand [alongside your Word], you desire to show us the way of salvation.

About the text


  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo


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