9. Gute Nacht, o Wesen

From Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 227

Johann Sebastian Bach
a minor

German text

English translation

Gute Nacht, o Wesen,
Good night, existence
Das die Welt erlesen!
that cherishes the world!
Mir gefällst du nicht.
You do not please me.
Gute Nacht, ihr Sünden,
Good night, sins,
Bleibet weit dahinten,
stay far away,
Kommt nicht mehr ans Licht!
never again come to light!
Gute Nacht, du Stolz und Pracht!
Good night, pride and glory!
Dir sei ganz, du Lasterleben,
To you utterly, life of corruption,
Gute Nacht gegeben!
be good night given!

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  • Soprano I
  • Soprano II
  • Alto
  • Tenore


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