4. Starkes Lieben

From Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182, 2nd version (Weimar)

Johann Sebastian Bach
E flat major
39 measures

German text

English translation

Starkes Lieben,
Powerful love,
Das dich, großer Gottessohn,
great Son of God,
Von dem Thron
which has driven You
Deiner Herrlichkeit getrieben,
from the throne of Your glory,
Daß du dich zum Heil der Welt
so that You, for the salvation of the world,
Als ein Opfer vorgestellt,
might be offered as a sacrifice,
Daß du dich mit Blut verschrieben.
which You have authorized with Your blood.

About the text


  • Violino + Violino in ripieno
  • Viola I
  • Viola II
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Violoncello


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