5. Kommt, ihr angefochtnen Sünder

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

Johann Sebastian Bach
A major
Da capo
94 measures

German text

English translation

Kommt, ihr angefochtnen Sünder,
Come, you tempted sinners,
Eilt und lauft, ihr Adamskinder,
hurry and run, you children of Adam,
Euer Heiland ruft und schreit!
your Savior calls and cries!
Kommet, ihr verirrten Schafe,
Come, you erring sheep,
Stehet auf vom Sündenschlafe,
get up from your sleep of sin,
Denn itzt ist die Gnadenzeit!
for now is the time of grace!

About the text

  • Author: Picander (speculated)
  • Text references: Third verse of Tröstet, tröstet meine Leiben, Johann Olearius (1671) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Isiah 40:1–40:5; Luke 1:57–1:80


  • Flauto traverso solo
  • Violino I solo
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo


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