2. Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

From Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36, Version 2, Part I

Johann Sebastian Bach
f sharp minor
49 measures

German text

English translation

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland,
Now come, Savior of the heathens,
Der Jungfrauen Kind erkannt,
known as the Virgin’s child,
Des sich wundert alle Welt,
over whom the whole world marvels,
Gott solch Geburt ihm bestellt.
that God had ordained such a birth for Him.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • All chorale arrangements are based on Martin Luther’s hymn Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (Dürr 2005, 82).
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 13:11–13:14; Matthew 21.1–21:9


  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Oboe d’amore II
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Organo


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