4. Die Schätzbarkeit der weiten Erden

From Ich bin in mir vergnügt, BWV 204

Johann Sebastian Bach
F major
88 measures

German text

English translation

Die Schätzbarkeit der weiten Erden
The valuables of the world
Laß meine Seele ruhig sein.
leave my soul undisturbed.
Bei dem kehrt stets der Himmel ein,
For him heaven will always return
Der in der Armut reich kann werden.
who can be wealthy in poverty.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • “Based on Christian Friedrich Hunold’s cantata libretto Von der Zufriedenheit” (Dürr 2005, 906)
  • Text references: fourth movement of Christian Friedrich Hunold’s Von der Zufriedenheit (verbatim)


  • Violino solo
  • Soprano
  • Continuo


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