9. Ich folge dir gleichfalls

From Johannes-Passion, BWV 245, Appendix 3, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
B flat major
Meter
3/8
Length
164 measures

German text

English translation

Ich folge dir gleichfalls mit freudigen Schritten
I follow You likewise with happy steps
Und lasse dich nicht,
and do not leave You,
Mein Leben, mein Licht.
my Life, my Light.
Befördre den Lauf,
Pursue your journey,
Und höre nicht auf,
and don’t stop,
Selbst an mir zu ziehen, zu schieben, zu bitten.
continue to draw me on, to push me, to urge me.
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown

Instrumentation

  • Flauto traverso I + Flauto traverso II
  • Soprano
  • Continuo

Notes

Alternate text “Ich folge dir gleichfalls, mein Heiland, mit Freuden…”

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