5. Mein Jesus hat nunmehr

From Gott fähret auf mit Jauchzen, BWV 43, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante
Structure
none
Length
41 measures

German text

English translation

Mein Jesus hat nunmehr
My Jesus has now
Das Heilandwerk vollendet
completed the work of salvation
Und nimmt die Wiederkehr
and takes the returning path
Zu dem, der ihn gesendet.
to him who had sent him.
Er schließt der Erde Lauf,
He finishes his course on earth,
Ihr Himmel, öffnet euch
you heavens, open up
Und nehmt ihn wieder auf!
and take him back again!

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Consists of a six strophe poem (Dürr 2005, 334).
  • Text references: Acts 7:56
  • Scripture readings for the day: Acts 1:1–1:11; Mark 16:14–16:20

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I + Violino I
  • Oboe II + Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo

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