5. Sie vernahmen aber nicht

From Er rufet seinen Schafen mit Namen, BWV 175

Johann Sebastian Bach
a minor → D major
14 measures

German text

English translation

Sie vernahmen aber nicht, was es war, das er zu ihnen gesaget hatte.
But they did not grasp what it was, that He had said to them.
(John 10:6)
-Ach ja! Wir Menschen sind oftmals den Tauben zu
—Ah yes! We humans often resemble the deaf:
When our dazzled reason does not know what he
Wenn die verblendete Vernunft nicht weiß, was er
has said.
gesaget hatte.
O! Foolish one, take note when Jesus speaks to
O! Törin, merke doch, wenn Jesus mit dir spricht,
Daß es zu deinem Heil geschicht.—
that it may be to your well-being.—

About the text


  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Alto
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo


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