4. Jesus soll mein erstes Wort

From Gott, wie dein Name, so ist auch dein Ruhm, BWV 171

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
12/8
Length
60 measures

German text

English translation

Jesus soll mein erstes Wort
Jesus shall be my first word
In dem neuen Jahre heißen.
uttered in the new year.
Fort und fort
Again and again
Lacht sein Nam in meinem Munde,
His name laughs in my mouth,
Und in meiner letzten Stunde
and in my last hour
Ist Jesus auch mein letztes Wort.
Jesus will also be my last utterance.
 

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Instrumentation

  • Violino solo
  • Soprano
  • Continuo

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