• Johann Sebastian Bach
1734–35

9. Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein!

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

German Text

Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein,
Mach dir ein rein sanft Bettelein,
Zu ruhn in meines Herzens Schrein,
Daß ich nimmer vergesse dein!
(“Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her,” verse 13)

English Translation

Ah, my heart’s beloved little Jesus,
make Yourself a pure, soft little bed
within my heart’s chamber in which to rest,
so that I never forget You!

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