Bekennen will ich seinen Namen

BWV 200

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
E major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
48 measures

German text

English translation

Bekennen will ich seinen Namen,
I will acknowledge His name,
Er ist der Herr, er ist der Christ,
He is the Lord, He is the Christ,
In welchem aller Völker Samen
in whom the seed of all people
Gesegnet und erlöset ist.
is blessed and redeemed.
Kein Tod raubt mir die Zuversicht:
No death robs me of this confidence:
Der Herr ist meines Lebens Licht.
the Lord is the light of my life.

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Alto
  • Continuo

Notes

 Bekennen will ich seinen Namen (I shall acknowledge His name), BWV 200, is an arrangement by Johann Sebastian Bach of the aria Dein Kreuz, o Bräutgam meiner Seelen” contained in Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel’s passion-oratorio Die leidende und am Kreuz sterbende Liebe.12 Bach’s arrangement, dated around 1742–1743,3 was possibly part of a cantata for the feast of Purification of the Virgin Mary. ” Wikipedia

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