7. So bist du denn, mein Heil, bedacht

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

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor → f sharp minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
11 measures

German text

English translation

So bist du denn, mein Heil, bedacht,
Thus you have considered, o my Savior,
Den Bund, den du gemacht
the covenant that You made
Mit unsern Vätern, treu zu halten
with our forefathers, to keep faith
Und in Genaden über uns zu walten;
and to rule over us in grace;
Drum will ich mich mit allem Fleiß
therefore with all industry
Dahin bestreben,
I will strive,
Dir, treuer Gott, auf dein Geheiß
after Your promise, faithful God,
In Heiligkeit und Gottesfurcht zu leben.
to live in holiness and the fear of God.

About the text

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

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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