4. Ach, wer doch schon im Himmel wär!

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

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
c minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
8 measures

German text

English translation

Ach, wer doch schon im Himmel wär!
Ah, were I already in heaven!
Ich habe Lust zu scheiden
I wish to depart,
Und mit dem Lamm,
and with the Lamb,
Das aller Frommen Bräutigam,
the all-righteous Bridegroom,
Mich in der Seligkeit zu weiden.
to feast in blessedness.
Flügel her!
Bring me wings!
Ach, wer doch schon im Himmel wär!
Ah, were I already in heaven!

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: Philippians 1:23
  • Scripture readings for the day: Ephesians 3:13–3:21; Luke 7:11–7:17

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo

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