5. Wie soll ich dich empfangen

From Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, I. Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
16 measures

German text

English translation

Wie soll ich dich empfangen
How shall I embrace You,
Und wie begegn’ ich dir?
and how encounter You?
O aller Welt Verlangen,
O desire of the whole world,
O meiner Seelen Zier!
O adornment of my soul!
O Jesu, Jesu, setze
O Jesus, Jesus, place
Mir selbst die Fackel bei,
the torch near me Yourself,
Damit, was dich ergötze,
so that what gives You pleasure
Mir kund und wissend sei!
be known and familiar to me!
(“Wie soll ich dich empfangen,” verse 1)
 

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Instrumentation

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

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