3. O große Lieb, o Lieb ohn’ alle Maße

From Johannes-Passion, BWV 245, Appendix 1, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
g minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
11 measures

German text

English translation

O große Lieb, o Lieb ohn alle Maße,
O great love, o love beyond measure,
Die dich gebracht auf diese Marterstraße!
that brought You to this path of martyrdom!
Ich lebte mit der Welt in Lust und Freuden,
I lived with the world in delight and joy,
Und du mußt leiden.
and You had to suffer.
(“Herzliebster Jesus, was hast du verbrochen,” verse 7)
 

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

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