47. Erleucht’ auch meine finstre Sinnen

From Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, V. Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen

Johann Sebastian Bach
f sharp minor
144 measures

German text

English translation

Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen,
Illumine my dark thoughts as well,
Erleuchte mein Herze
illumine my heart
Durch der Strahlen klaren Schein!
through the rays of your clear brilliance!
Dein Wort soll mir die hellste Kerze
Your word shall be the brightest candle for me
In allen meinen Werken sein;
in all my doings;
Dies lässet die Seele nichts Böses beginnen.
this will never let my soul initiate evil.

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  • Oboe d’amore I solo
  • Basso
  • Organo


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