49. Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben

From Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244, Part II

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
a minor
Meter
3/4
Length
74 measures

German text

English translation

Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben,
Out of love my Savior wants to die.
Von einer Sünde weiß er nichts,
He knows nothing of a single sin;
Daß das ewigen Verderben
so that the eternal destruction
und die Strafe des Gerichts
and the punishment of judgment
Nicht auf meiner Seele bliebe.
would not remain upon my soul.
 

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

Chorus I

  • Flauto traverso solo
  • Oboe da caccia I
  • Oboe da caccia II
  • Soprano

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