57. Komm, süßes Kreuz

From Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244, Part II

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
d minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
54 measures

German text

English translation

Komm, süßes Kreuz, so will ich sagen,
Come, sweet Cross, this I want to say:
Mein Jesu, gib es immer her!
My Jesus, give it always to me!
Wird mein Leiden einst zu schwer,
If my suffering becomes too heavy one day,
So hilfst du mir es selber tragen.
you yourself will help me bear it.

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

Chorus I

  • Viola da gamba sola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organ

Notes

Viola da gamba see note (Neue Bach-Ausgabe)

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