4. Tief gebückt und voller Reue

From Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199, 3rd version (Leipzig)

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

German text

English translation

Tief gebückt und voller Reue
Deeply bowed and filled with regret
Lieg ich, liebster Gott, vor dir.
I lie, dearest God, before you.
Ich bekenne meine Schuld,
I acknowledge my guilt;
Aber habe doch Geduld,
but yet have patience,
Habe doch Geduld mit mir!
have patience yet with me!

About the text

  • Author: Georg Christian Lehms
  • Based on Georg Christian Lehms’ Gottgefälliges Kirchen-Opffer cycle (Dürr 2005, 491)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Corinthians 15:1–15:10; Luke 18:9–18:14

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Fagotto + Violoncello + Violone + Organo

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