• Johann Sebastian Bach
1725

2. Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren

  • Soprano + Cornetto + Violino I + Oboe I
  • Alto + Trombone I + Violino II + Oboe II
  • Tenore + Trombone II + Taille + Viola
  • Basso + Trombone III
  • Continuo: Organo

German Text

Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren,
Was in mir ist, den Namen sein!
Sein Wohltat tut er mehren,
Vergiß es nicht, o Herze mein!
Hat dir dein Sünd vergeben
Und heilt dein Schwachheit groß,
Errett’ dein armes Leben,
Nimmt dich in seinen Schoß.
Mit reichem Trost beschüttet,
Verjüngt, dem Adler gleich.
Der Kön’g schafft Recht, behütet,
Die leid’n in seinem Reich.
(“Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren,” verse 1)

English Translation

Now praise, my soul, the Lord,
whatever is in me, praise His name!
He increases His good works continually,
do not forget it, o my heart!
He has forgiven you your sins
and healed your great weakness,
rescued your meager life,
and taken you to His bosom.
He has protected you with lavish comfort
and rejuvenated, like the eagle.
The King makes things right and protects
those who suffer in His kingdom.

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