2. Wer ein wahrer Christ will heißen

From Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll erniedriget werden, BWV 47, Later

Johann Sebastian Bach
d minor
Da capo
163 measures

German text

English translation

Wer ein wahrer Christ will heissen,
Whoever wishes to be called a true Christian
Muss der Demut sich befleissen;
Must strive for humility;
Demut stammt aus Jesu Reich.
Humility comes from Jesus’ kingdom.
Hoffart ist dem Teufel gleich;
Haughtiness is exactly like the devil;
Gott pflegt alle die zu hassen,
God is wont to hate all those
So den Stolz nicht fahrenlassen.
Who do not abandon pride.

About the text


  • Violino solo
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo


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