37. O hilf, Christe, Gottes Sohn

From Johannes-Passion, BWV 245, Version I, Part II: Nach der Predigt

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b flat minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
17 measures

German text

English translation

O hilf, Christe, Gottes Sohn,
O help, Christ, Son of God,
Durch dein bitter Leiden,
through Your bitter Passion,
Daß wir dir stets untertan
that we, being always obedient to You,
All Untugend meiden,
might shun all vice,
Deinen Tod und sein Ursach
Your death and its cause
Fruchtbarlich bedenken,
consider fruitfully,
Dafür, wiewohl arm und schwach,
so that, although poor and weak,
Dir Dankopfer schenken!
we might offer you thanksgiving!
(“Christus, der uns selig macht,” verse 8)
 

About the text

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Instrumentation

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

Notes

Continuo col bassono grosso (NBA)

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