25. Was mein Gott will, das gscheh allzeit

From Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
16 measures

German text

English translation

Was mein Gott will, das gscheh allzeit,
What my God wills always occurs,
Sein Will, der ist der beste,
His will is the best;
Zu helfen den’ er ist bereit,
he is ready to help those
Die an ihn glauben feste.
who believe firmly in him.
Er hilft aus Not, der fromme Gott,
He gives aid in need, this righteous God,
Und züchtiget mit Maßen.
and punishes with measure.
Wer Gott vertraut, fest auf ihn baut,
Who trusts in God, rely upon him firmly,
Den will er nicht verlassen.
God will never abandon.
(“Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit,” verse 1)
 

About the text

  • Author: Albrecht von Preußen

Instrumentation

Chorus I; Chorus II

  • Soprano + Flauto traverso I + Flauto traverso II + Oboe I + Oboe II + Violino I
  • Alto + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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