4. Unerforschlich ist die Weise

From Ich habe meine Zuversicht, BWV 188

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
76 measures

German text

English translation

Unerforschlich ist die Weise,
Inscrutable is the manner
Wie der Herr die Seinen führt.
In which the Lord guides those who are his.
Selber unser Kreuz und Pein
Even our cross-bearing and pain
Muss zu unserm Besten sein
Must be for our welfare,
Und zu seines Namens Preise.
And for his name’s praise.
 

About the text

  • Author: Picander
  • Based on a text by Picander (Dürr 2005, 608)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Ephesians 6:10–6:17; John 4:46–4:54

Instrumentation

  • Alto
  • Violoncello
  • Organo obbligato

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