6. Das wollst du, Gott, bewahren rein

From Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, BWV 2

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
d minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
15 measures

German text

English translation

Das wollst du, Gott, bewahren rein
This, God, you would keep pure
Für diesem arg’n Geschlechte;
Before this wicked race;
Und laß uns dir befohlen sein,
And let us be obedient to you
Daß sichs in uns nicht flechte.
Lest it be stained within us.
Der gottlos Hauf sich umher findt,
The godless crowd surrounds us,
Wo solche lose Leute sind
Where such wanton persons are
In deinem Volk erhaben.
exalted among your people.
(Ach, Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein,” verse 6)
 

About the text

  • Author: Martin Luther
  • 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

  • Soprano + Trombone I + Oboe I + Oboe II + Violino I
  • Alto + Trombone II + Violino II
  • Tenore + Trombone III + Viola
  • Basso + Trombone IV
  • Continuo: Organo

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