6. O Gott, du frommer Gott

From Ein ungefärbt Gemüte, BWV 24

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
F major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
26 measures

German text

English translation

O Gott, du frommer Gott,
O God, You righteous God.
Du Brunnquell aller Gaben,
Source of all gifts,
Ohn den nichts ist, was ist,
without Whom nothing is what it is,
Von dem wir alles haben,
from Whom we have everything
Gesunden Leib gib mir,
grant me a healthy body,
Und daß in solchem Leib
and that in such a body
Ein unverletzte Seel
an uncorrupted soul
Und rein Gewissen bleib.
and pure conscience remain.
(“O Gott, du frommer Gott,” verse 1)
 

About the text

  • Based on libretto by Erdmann Neumeister (1714) (Dürr 2005, 420).
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 8:18–8:23; Luke 6:36–6:42

Instrumentation

  • Clarino (playable on corno in f)
  • Oboe I + Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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