7. Ich wünsche nur bei Gott zu leben

From Geist und Seele wird verwirret, BWV 35, Part II

Johann Sebastian Bach
C major
122 measures

German text

English translation

Ich wünsche nur bei Gott zu leben,
I wish to live with God alone,
Ach! wäre doch die Zeit schon da,
Ah, if only the time were already here
Ein fröhliches Halleluja
to raise a joyful Hallelujah
Mit allen Engeln anzuheben.
with all the angels.
Mein liebster Jesu, löse doch
My dearest Jesus, lift
Das jammerreiche Schmerzensjoch
the sorrowful yoke of suffering
Und laß mich bald in deinen Händen
and soon in Your hands
Mein in martervolles Leben enden.
let me end my tormented life.

About the text


  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Taille
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Alto
  • Organo obbligato
  • Continuo


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