3. Wilkommen! will ich sagen

From Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende, BWV 27

Johann Sebastian Bach
E flat major
80 measures

German text

English translation

Willkommen! will ich sagen,
Welcome! I will say
Wenn der Tod ans Bette tritt.
when Death steps to my bed.
Fröhlich will ich folgen,
I will joyfully follow,
wenn er ruft,
when he calls,
In die Gruft,
into the tomb,
Alle meine Plagen
I will take all my troubles
Nehm ich mit.
with me.

About the text


  • Oboe da caccia
  • Alto
  • Cembalo obbligato / Organo obbligato
  • Continuo: Violone + Organo


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