7. Ich lege mich in diese Wunden

From Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut, BWV 199, 2nd version (Köthen)

Johann Sebastian Bach
F major → C major
11 measures

German text

English translation

Ich lege mich in diese Wunden
I lay myself on these wounds
Als in den rechten Felsenstein;
as though upon a true rock;
Die sollen meine Ruhstatt sein.
they shall be my resting place.
In diese will ich mich im Glauben schwingen
Upon them will I soar in faith
Und drauf vergnügt und fröhlich singen:
and therefore contented and happily sing:

About the text


  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Viola da gamba


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