• Johann Sebastian Bach
1723

8. Jesu, nimm dich deiner Glieder

  • Soprano + Corno + Oboe I + Violino I
  • Alto + Oboe II + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

German Text

Jesu, nimm dich deiner Glieder
Ferner in Genaden an;
Schenke, was man bitten kann,
Zu erquicken deine Brüder:
Gib der ganzen Christenschar
Frieden und ein sel’ges Jahr!
Freude, Freude über Freude!
Christus wehret allem Leide.
Wonne, Wonne über Wonne!
Er ist die Genadensonne.
(“Freuet euch, ihr Christen alle,” verse 4)

English Translation

Jesu, take to Yourself Your members
henceforth in grace;
grant that which can be requested,
to refresh Your brethren:
give to the whole throng of Christians
peace and a blessed year!
Joy, joy beyond joy!
Christ wards off all sorrow.
Rapture, rapture beyond rapture!
He is the sun of grace.

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