7. Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer

From Oster-Oratorium, BWV 249

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
4/4
Structure
Da capo
Length
85 measures

German text

English translation

Sanfte soll mein Todeskummer,
Gentle shall my death-throes be,
Nur ein Schlummer,
only a slumber,
Jesu, durch dein Schweißtuch sein.
Jesus, because of your shroud.
Ja, das wird mich dort erfrischen
Indeed, it will refresh me there,
Und die Zähren meiner Pein
and the tears of my suffering
Von den Wangen tröstlich wischen.
it will tenderly wipe from my cheeks.
 

About the text

  • Author: Picander?

Instrumentation

  • Flauto dolce I
  • Flauto dolce II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Fagotto

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