4. O kalter Männer Sinn

From Oster-Oratorium, BWV 249

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor
Meter
4/4
Length
12 measures

German text

English translation

Maria Magdalena
Mary Magdalene
O kalter Männer Sinn!
O cold hearts of men!
Wo ist die Liebe hin,
Where has your love gone,
Die ihr dem Heiland schuldig seid?
that you owe to the Savior?
 
 
Maria Jacobi
Mary Jacobi
Ein schwaches Weib muß euch beschämen!
A weak woman must put you to shame!
 
 
Petrus
Peter
Ach, ein betrübtes Grämen
Alas, a troubled grieving
 
 
Johannes
John
Und banges Herzeleid
and anxious heartache
 
 
Peter, Johannes
Peter, John
Hat mit gesalzen Tränen
along with salty tears
Und wehmutsvollem Sehnen
and woeful longing
Ihm eine Salbung zugedacht.
were intended as a salve for him.
 
 
Maria Jacobi, Maria Magdalena
Mary Jacobi, Mary Magdalene
Die ihr, wie wir, umsonst gemacht.
Which you, like us, prepared in vain.
 

About the text

  • Author: Picander?

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Fagotto

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