3. Tilg, o Gott, die Lehren

From Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
B flat major
Meter
3/4
Structure
none
Length
79 measures

German text

English translation

Tilg, o Gott, die Lehren,
O God, remove the teachings
So dein Wort verkehren!
that pervert your word!
Wehre doch der Ketzerei
Ward against heresy
Und allen Rottengeistern;
and all dissenting spirits;
Denn sie sprechen ohne Scheu:
for they say without any shame:
Trotz dem, der uns will meistern!
we defy Him who would govern us!

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on Martin Luther’s 1524 adaption of Psalm 12 (Dürr 2005, 403)
  • Scripture readings for the day: I John 3:13–3:18; Luke 14:16–14:24

Instrumentation

  • Violino Solo
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo

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