• Johann Sebastian Bach
1723

7. Christenkinder, freuet euch!

  • Corno I · F3 – F5
  • Corno II · F3 – C5
  • Oboe I · D4 – C6
  • Oboe II · C4 – C6
  • Tenore · D3 – Bb4
  • Continuo: Organo

German Text

Christenkinder, freuet euch!

Wütet schon das Höllenreich,
Will euch Satans Grimm erschrecken:
Jesus, der erretten kann,
Nimmt sich seiner Küchlein an
Und will sie mit Flügeln decken.

English Translation

Christian children, rejoice!

Though the kingdom of Hell rages,
and Satan’s fury would terrify you:
Jesus, who can save,
takes to Himself His little chicks
and will cover them with His wings.

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