10. Eilt, ihr Stunden, kommt herbei

From Freue dich, erlöste Schaar, BWV 30, Part II

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
9/8
Tempo
Allegro
Structure
Da capo
Length
86 measures

German text

English translation

Eilt, ihr Stunden, kommt herbei,
Hurry, you hours, come to pass,
Bringt mich bald in jene Auen!
bring me soon to that pasture!
Ich will mit der heilgen Schar
I wish, with the holy flock
Meinem Gott ein’ Dankaltar
to build my God an altar of thanks
In den Hütten Kedar bauen,
in the tents of Kedar,
Bis ich ewig dankbar sei.
until I can be eternally thankful.

About the text

  • Author: Picander (speculated)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Isiah 40:1–40:5; Luke 1:57–1:80

Instrumentation

  • Violini I unisoni
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo

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