7. Christenkinder, freuet euch!

From Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
F major
Meter
12/8
Structure
none
Length
54 measures

German text

English translation

Christenkinder, freuet euch!
Christian children, rejoice!
Wütet schon das Höllenreich,
Though the kingdom of Hell rages,
Will euch Satans Grimm erschrecken:
and Satan’s fury would terrify you:
Jesus, der erretten kann,
Jesus, who can save,
Nimmt sich seiner Küchlein an
takes to Himself His little chicks
Und will sie mit Flügeln decken.
and will cover them with His wings.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Text references: Matthew 23:37
  • Scripture readings for the day: Titus 3:4–3:7; Luke 2:15–2:20; Acts 6:8–7:2a; Acts 7:51–7:59; Matthew 23:34–23:39

Instrumentation

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

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