7. Jesu, deine Passion ist mir lauter Freude

From Himmelskönig, sei willkommen, BWV 182, 1st version (Weimar)

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
56 measures

German text

English translation

Jesu, deine Passion
Jesus, Your passion
Ist mir lauter Freude,
is pure joy to me,
Deine Wunden, Kron, und Hohn
Your wounds, thorns and shame
Meines Herzens Weide.
my heart’s pasture;
Meine Seel auf Rosen geht,
my soul walks on roses
Wenn ich dran gedenke,
when I think upon it;
In dem Himmel eine Stätt
grant a place in heaven
Mir deswegen schenke!
for me for its sake.
(“Jesu Leiden, Pein und Tod,” verse 33)
 

About the text

  • Author: Salomo Franck
  • Text references: Jesu, deine Passion (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Philippians 2:5–2:11; 1 Corinthians 11:23–11:32; Matthew 21:1–21:9

Instrumentation

  • Flauto dolce
  • Violino
  • Viola I
  • Viola II
  • Violoncello
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo

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