6. O großer Gott von Treu

From Schauet doch und sehet, ob irgend ein Schmerz sei, BWV 46

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
g minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
21 measures

German text

English translation

O großer Gott von Treu,
O great God of faithfulness,
Weil vor dir niemand gilt
since before you no one is worthy
Als dein Sohn Jesus Christ,
other than Your Son, Jesus Christ,
Der deinen Zorn gestillt,
Who calms Your anger,
So sieh doch an die Wunden sein,
so look upon His wounds,
Sein Marter, Angst und schwere Pein;
His martyrdom, anguish, and heavy pain;
Um seinetwillen schone,
and spare us, for his sake;
Uns nicht nach Sünden lohne.
do not repay us according to our sins.
(“O großer Gott von Macht,” verse 9)
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: ninth verse of O großer Gott von Macht by Johann Matthäus Meyfart (1633) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Corinthians 12:1–12:11; Luke 19:41–19:48

Instrumentation

  • Flauto dolce I
  • Flauto dolce II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano + Corno da tirarsi
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

Resources

Similar instrumentation

Send feedback on this page