20. Ich will bei meinen Jesum wachen

From Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
c minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante
Structure
none
Length
91 measures

German text

English translation

Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen,
I will watch with my Jesus,
**—** So schlafen unsre Sünden ein.—
—So our sins fall asleep.—
Meinen Tod
My death
Büßet seine Seelennot;
is atoned for by his soul’s anguish;
Sein Trauren machet mich voll Freuden.
his sorrow makes me full of joy.
**—** Drum muß uns sein verdienstlich Leiden
—Therefore his deserved suffering
Recht bitter und doch süße sein.—
must be truly bitter and yet sweet to us.—

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

Chorus I

  • Oboe I solo
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo

Chorus II

  • Flauto dolce I
  • Flauto dolce II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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