1. Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn

From Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn, BWV 23, Version 2

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Molt’ adagio
Length
62 measures

German text

English translation

Du wahrer Gott und Davids Sohn,
You true God and Son of David,
Der du von Ewigkeit in der Entfernung schon
who already from distant eternity
Mein Herzeleid und meine Leibespein
have looked upon my heartache
Umständlich angesehn, erbarm dich mein!
and the pain of my body, have mercy on me!
Und laß durch deine Wunderhand,
And grant through Your wondrous hand,
Die so viel Böses abgewandt,
that has turned aside so much evil,
Mir gleichfalls Hilf und Trost geschehen.
that aid and comfort occur for me as well.
 

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Instrumentation

  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Bassono + Violoncello + Cembalo + Organo

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