5. Öffne meinen schlechten Liedern

From Es ist nichts Gesundes an meinem Leibe, BWV 25

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
3/8
Structure
none
Length
147 measures

German text

English translation

Öffne meinen schlechten Liedern,
To my simple songs,
Jesu, dein Genadenohr!
Jesus, open your ear of grace.
Wenn ich dort im höhern Chor
When I am singing there [in heaven]
Werde mit den Engeln singen,
With the angels in the superior choir,
Soll mein Danklied besser klingen.
My song of thanks shall sound better.
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Scripture readings for the day: Galatians 3:15–3:22; Luke 10:23–10:37

Instrumentation

  • Flauto dolce I
  • Flauto dolce II
  • Flauto dolce III
  • Oboe I + Violino I
  • Oboe II + Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo

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