Part II
Johann Sebastian Bach
1726

5. Wer Gott bekennt

  • Flauto traverso I · D4 – E6
  • Alto · B#3 – D5
  • Continuo: Organo

German Text by Unknown

Wer Gott bekennt
Aus wahrem Herzensgrund,
Den will er auch bekennen.
Denn der muß ewig brennen,
Der einzig mit dem Mund
Ihn Herren nennt.

English Translation

Whoever acknowledges God
from the true depths of his heart,
God will also acknowledge.

For he must burn forever,
who only with his mouth
calls Him Lord.

Resources

  • Full score: Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/18, p. 233
  • Background: Alfred Dürr, Cantatas of J. S. Bach (Oxford University Press, 2005), p. 461
  • Scripture readings: Romans 8:12–8:17; Matthew 7:15–7:23
  • Scripture: Job 15:15
  • Scripture adaptation: Referenced
  • Bach Digital
  • Scores at IMSLP
  • Text from Emmanuel Music
  • Wikipedia

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