Johann Sebastian Bach
1726

4. Ach, wer doch schon im Himmel wär!

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

German Text by Anonymous

Ach, wer doch schon im Himmel wär!
Ich habe Lust zu scheiden
Und mit dem Lamm,
Das aller Frommen Bräutigam,
Mich in der Seligkeit zu weiden.
Flügel her!
Ach, wer doch schon im Himmel wär!

English Translation

Ah, were I already in heaven!
I wish to depart,
and with the Lamb,
the all-righteous Bridegroom,
to feast in blessedness.
Bring me wings!
Ah, were I already in heaven!

Resources

  • Full score: Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/23, p. 244
  • Background: Alfred Dürr, Cantatas of J. S. Bach (Oxford University Press, 2005), p. 553
  • Scripture readings: Ephesians 3:13–3:21; Luke 7:11–7:17
  • Scripture: Philippians 1:23
  • Scripture adaptation: Referenced
  • Bach Digital
  • Scores at IMSLP
  • Text from Emmanuel Music
  • Wikipedia

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