49. Warum wollt ihr erschrecken

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

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
c sharp minor → E major
Meter
4/4
Length
8 measures

German text

English translation

Warum wollt ihr erschrecken?
Why are you afraid?
Kann meines Jesu Gegenwart euch solch Furcht erwecken?
Can the presence of my Jesus awaken such fear in you?
O! Solltet ihr euch nicht
O! Should you not rather
Vielmehr darüber freuen,
much more rejoice over this,
Weil er dadurch verspricht,
since He has promised through this
Der Menschen Wohlfahrt zu verneuen.
to renew the happy destiny of humanity.
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Alto
  • Evangelista (Tenore)
  • Continuo: Organo

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