3. Weiß ich Gottes Rechte

From Es ist dir gesagt, Mensch, was gut ist, BWV 45, Part I

Johann Sebastian Bach
c sharp minor
166 measures

German text

English translation

Weiß ich Gottes Rechte,
If I know God’s commandments,
Was ist’s, das mir helfen kann,
what can help me
Wenn er mir als seinem Knechte
if He pursues sharp judgment
Fordert scharfe Rechnung an.
against me, His servant?
Seele, denke dich zu retten,
Soul, consider how to save yourself,
Auf Gehorsam folget Lohn;
reward follows upon obedience;
Qual und Hohn
misery and shame
Drohet deinem Übertreten!
threatens your trespass!

About the text


  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo


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