2. Ich bitt noch mehr, o Herre Gott

From Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 177, Versus 2

Johann Sebastian Bach
c minor
64 measures

German text

English translation

Ich bitt noch mehr, o Herre Gott,
I ask yet more, o Lord God,
Du kannst es mir wohl geben:
You can surely give it to me:
Daß ich werd nimmermehr zu Spott,
that I will never more be put to scorn
Die Hoffnung gib darneben,
give me hope as well;
Voraus, wenn ich muß hier davon,
and later, when I must be gone from here,
Daß ich dir mög vertrauen
that I might trust in You
Und nicht bauen
and not rely
Auf alles mein Tun,
on all my own deeds,
Sonst wird mich’s ewig reuen.
otherwise I would eternally regret it.

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