60. Sehet, Jesus hat die Hand

From Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244, Part II

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
E flat major
Meter
4/4
Length
52 measures

Instrumentation

Chorus I

  • Oboe da caccia I
  • Oboe da caccia II
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo

Chorus II

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

German text

English translation

Sehet, Jesus hat die Hand
Look, Jesus has stretched out his hands
Uns zu fassen ausgespannt,
to embrace us,
Kommt!—Wohin?—In Jesu Armen
come!—where?—in Jesus’ arms
Sucht Erlösung, nehmt Erbarmen,
seek redemption, receive mercy,
Suchet!—Wo?—In Jesu Armen.
seek it!—where?—in Jesus’ arms.
Lebet, sterbet, ruhet hier,
Live, die, rest here,
Ihr verlaßnen Küchlein ihr,
you forsaken chicks,
Bleibet!—Wo?—In Jesu Armen.
stay!—where?—in Jesus’ arms.

About the text

  • Author: Picander

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