10. O wie wohl ist uns geschehn

From Höchsterwünschtes Freudenfest, BWV 194, Part II: Post concionem

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
F major
Meter
3/4
Structure
Da capo
Length
199 measures

German text

English translation

O wie wohl ist uns geschehn,
O how wonderfully it has happened for us,
Daß sich Gott ein Haus ersehn!
that God has looked upon His house!
Schmeckt und sehet doch zugleich,
Taste and see all at once,
Gott sei freundlich gegen euch.
God is well disposed towards you.
Schüttet eure Herzen aus
Shake out your hearts
Hier vor Gottes Thron und Haus!
here before God’s throne and house!

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Text references: Psalm 34:8
  • Scripture readings for the day: Revelation 21:2–21:8; Luke 19:1–19:10

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Soprano
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

Notes

  served as an Organo consecration cantata  (Dürr 2005, 715).

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