1. Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust

From Vergnügte Ruh, BWV 170

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
12/8
Structure
none
Length
61 measures

German text

English translation

Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust,
Delightful rest, beloved pleasure of the soul,
Dich kann man nicht bei Höllensünden,
you cannot be found among the sins of hell,
Wohl aber Himmelseintracht finden;
but rather in the concord of heaven;
Du stärkst allein die schwache Brust.
you alone strengthen the weak breast.
Drum sollen lauter Tugendgaben
Therefore the pure gifts of virtue
In meinem Herzen Wohnung haben.
shall have their dwelling in my heart.

About the text

  • Author: Georg Christian Lehms
  • Based on the 1711 cycle by Georg Christian Lehms
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 6:3–6:11; Matthew 5:20–5:26

Instrumentation

  • Oboe d’amore + Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo

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