7. Führ auch mein Herz und Sinn

From Wo soll ich fliehen hin, BWV 5

Johann Sebastian Bach
g minor
12 measures

German text

English translation

Führ auch mein Herz und Sinn
Guide also my heart and mind
Durch deinen Geist dahin,
through Your spirit,
Daß ich mög alles meiden,
that I might avoid everything
Was mich und dich kann scheiden,
that can divide me from You,
Und ich an deinem Leibe
and so that I might ever remain
Ein Gliedmaß ewig bleibe.
a member of Your body.
(“Wo soll ich fliehen hin,” verse 11)

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Based on Johann Heermann’s 1630 hymn, the first and last verses of which remain unaltered (Dürr 2005, 578–579)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Ephesians 4:22–4:8; Matthew 9:1–9:8


  • Soprano + Tromba da tirarsi + Oboe I + Oboe II + Violino I
  • Alto + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo


Performance with Organo c. 1732/35.


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