8. Jesu, nimm dich deiner Glieder

From Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
F major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
20 measures

German text

English translation

Jesu, nimm dich deiner Glieder
Jesu, take to Yourself Your members
Ferner in Genaden an;
henceforth in grace;
Schenke, was man bitten kann,
grant that which can be requested,
Zu erquicken deine Brüder:
to refresh Your brethren:
Gib der ganzen Christenschar
give to the whole throng of Christians
Frieden und ein sel’ges Jahr!
peace and a blessed year!
Freude, Freude über Freude!
Joy, joy beyond joy!
Christus wehret allem Leide.
Christ wards off all sorrow.
Wonne, Wonne über Wonne!
Rapture, rapture beyond rapture!
Er ist die Genadensonne.
He is the sun of grace.
(“Freuet euch, ihr Christen alle,” verse 4)
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Text references: fourth verse of Freuet euch, ihr Christen alle by Christian Keymann (1645) (verbatim)
  • 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

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

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