9. Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein!

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

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
15 measures

German text

English translation

Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein,
Ah, my heart’s beloved little Jesus,
Mach dir ein rein sanft Bettelein,
make Yourself a pure, soft little bed
Zu ruhn in meines Herzens Schrein,
within my heart’s chamber in which to rest,
Daß ich nimmer vergesse dein!
so that I never forget You!
(“Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her,” verse 13)
 

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Instrumentation

  • 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

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