6. Welt, ade! Ich bin dein mude

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

Johann Sebastian Bach
B flat major
4/4 → 3/4
22 measures

German text

English translation

Welt, ade! ich bin dein müde,
World, farewell! I am tired of you,
Ich will nach dem Himmel zu,
I want to go to heaven,
Da wird sein der rechte Friede
true peace
Und die ewge, stolze Ruh.
and eternal, glorious rest will be there.
Welt, bei dir ist Krieg und Streit,
World, war and conflict are yours,
Nichts denn lauter Eitelkeit,
nothing but pure vanity;
In dem Himmel allezeit
in heaven eternally
Friede, Freud und Seligkeit.
is peace, joy, and happiness.
(“Welt, ade! Ich bin dein müde,” verse 1)

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: First verse of Welt, ade! ich bin dein müde, Johann Georg Albinus (1649) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Ephesians 3:13–3:21; Luke 7:11–7:17


  • Soprano I + Corno + Oboe I + Oboe II
  • Soprano II + Violino I
  • Alto + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo


Johann Rosenmüller


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