5. Gott, der du die Liebe heißt

From Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 33

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
3/4
Length
135 measures

German text

English translation

Gott, der du die Liebe heißt,
God, You who are called Love,
Ach, entzünde meinen Geist,
Ah, ignite my spirit,
Laß zu dir vor allen Dingen
before all other things
Meine Liebe kräftig dringen!
may my love urge me powerfully to You!
Gib, daß ich aus reinem Triebe
Grant, that I, out of pure impulses,
Als mich selbst den Nächsten liebe;
love my neighbor as myself;
Stören Feinde meine Ruh,
if enemies destroy my peace,
Sende du mir Hülfe zu!
send help to me!
 

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Instrumentation

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

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