5. Gott versorget alles Leben

From Es wartet alles auf dich, BWV 187, Part II

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
E flat major
Meter
4/4 → 3/8
Tempo
Adagio → Un poco allegro → adagio
Structure
none
Length
62 measures

German text

English translation

Gott versorget alles Leben,
God takes care of every life
Was hienieden Odem hegt.
which draws breath here below.
Sollt er mir allein nicht geben,
Would He not give to me alone
Was er allen zugesagt?
what He has promised to all?
Weicht, ihr Sorgen, seine Treue
Worries, be gone! His faithfulness
Ist auch meiner Eingedenk
is my one and only consideration,
Und wird ob mir täglich neue
and is renewed for me daily
Durch manch Vaterliebs Geschenk.
through the many gifts of a Father’s love.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 6:19–6:23; Mark 8:1–8:9

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I Solo
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo

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