Johann Sebastian Bach
1725–30

2. Die Liebe zieht mit sanften Schritten

  • Oboe d’amore · B3 – B5
  • Tenore · D3 – A4
  • Continuo

German Text by Unknown

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland,
Der Jungfrauen Kind erkannt,
Des sich wundert alle Welt,
Gott solch Geburt ihm bestellt.

English Translation

Now come, Savior of the heathens,
known as the Virgin’s child,
over whom the whole world marvels,
that God had ordained such a birth for Him.

Notes

Also see revised version (1731)

Resources

  • Full score: Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/1, p. 30
  • Background: Alfred Dürr, Cantatas of J. S. Bach (Oxford University Press, 2005), p. 80
  • Libretto: all chorale arrangements are based on Martin Luther’s hymn Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Dürr 2005, 82).
  • Scripture readings: Romans 13:11–13:14; Matthew 21.1–21:9
  • Bach Digital
  • Scores at IMSLP
  • Text from Emmanuel Music
  • Wikipedia

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