5. Durchs Feuer wird das Silber rein

From Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
g minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
Da capo
Length
64 measures

German text

English translation

Durchs Feuer wird das Silber rein,
Through fire, silver is purified,
Durchs Kreuz das Wort bewährt erfunden.
through the cross the Word is verified.
Drum soll ein Christ zu allen Stunden
Therefore a Christian must continually
Im Kreuz und Not geduldig sein.
bear his cross and suffering with patience.

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

  • Oboe I + Oboe II + Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo

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