• Johann Sebastian Bach

5. Laß, Seele, kein Leiden

  • Oboe I + Violino I
  • Oboe II + Violino II
  • Taille + Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Continuo

German Text

Laß, Seele, kein Leiden
Von Jesu dich scheiden,
Sei, Seele, getreu!
Dir bleibet die Krone
Aus Gnaden zu Lohne,
Wenn du von Banden des Leibes nun frei.

English Translation

Soul, let no sorrow
separate you from Jesus,
soul, be faithful!
The crown remains
your reward through faith,
when you are freed from the bonds of the body.


« This cantata, composed at Weimar in 1716, survives only in its expanded Leipzig adaptation for the Seventh Sunday after Trinity (for further details, see under Cantata 186).Only a rough reconstruction of the original version is possible3 by taking into account the relevant movements and restoring the following Advent text by Salomo Franck » (Alfred Dürr)
Taille: see note (Neue Bach-Ausgabe)
Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/1, Krit. Bericht


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