1. Liebster Jesu, mein Verlange

From Liebster Jesu, mein Verlange, BWV 32

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Adagio
Structure
none
Length
50 measures

German text

English translation

Liebster Jesu, mein Verlangen,
Dearest Jesus, my desire,
Sage mir, wo find ich dich?
tell me, where can I find You?
Soll ich dich so bald verlieren
Shall I lose You so soon
Und nicht ferner bei mir spüren?
and no longer sense You near me?
Ach! mein Hort, erfreue mich,
Ah! My treasure, bring me joy,
Laß dich höchst vergnügt umfangen.
let me embrace You with greatest delight.

About the text

  • Author: Georg Christian Lehms
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 12:1–12:6; Luke 2:41–2:52

Instrumentation

  • Oboe solo
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo

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