42. Jesus richte mein Beginnen

From Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, IV. Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
F major
Meter
3/4
Structure
none
Length
53 measures

German text

English translation

Jesus richte mein Beginnen,
May Jesus order my beginning,
Jesus bleibe stets bei mir,
may Jesus remain always with me,
Jesus zäume mir die Sinnen,
may Jesus restrain my thoughts,
Jesus sei nur mein Begier,
may Jesus only be my delight,
Jesus sei mir in Gedanken,
may Jesus be with me in my thoughts,
Jesu, lasse mich nicht wanken!
Jesus, do not let me waver!
(“Hilf, Herr Jesu, laß gelingen,” verse 15)
 

About the text

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Instrumentation

  • Corno da caccia I
  • Corno da caccia II
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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