67. Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh gebracht

From Matthäus-Passion, BWV 244, Part II

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
E flat major → c minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
A tempo
Structure
none
Length
17 measures

German text

English translation

Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh gebracht.
Now the Lord is brought to rest.
—Mein Jesu, gute Nacht!—
—My Jesus, good night!—
Die Müh ist aus, die unsre Sünden ihm gemacht.
The weariness is over, that our sins have given him.
—Mein Jesu, gute Nacht!—
—My Jesus, good night!—
O selige Gebeine,
O blessed bones,
Seht, wie ich euch mit Buß und Reu beweine,
see, how I weep over you with repentance and regret,
Daß euch mein Fall in solche Not gebracht!
since my fall has brought such anguish upon You!
—Mein Jesu, gute Nacht!—
—My Jesus, good night!—
Habt lebenslang vor euer Leiden tausend Dank,
Lifelong, thousand thanks to you for your suffering,
Daß ihr mein Seelenheil so wert geacht’.
since you held my soul’s salvation so dear.
—Mein Jesu, gute Nacht!—
—My Jesus, good night!—

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

Chorus I

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

Chorus II

  • Flauto traverso I
  • Flauto traverso II
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Organo (Continuo)

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