33. Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren

From Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, III. Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen

Johann Sebastian Bach
G major
13 measures

German text

English translation

Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren,
I will cherish You assiduously,
Ich will dir
I will
Leben hier,
live for You here,
Dir will ich abfahren,
to You will I depart,
Mit dir will ich endlich schweben
with You, at last, I will float
Voller Freud
full of joy,
Ohne Zeit
Dort im andern Leben.
there in the other life.
(“Fröhlich soll mein Herze springen,” verse 15)

About the text

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


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