3. Erbarme dich! Laß die Tränen dich erweichen

From Ich armer Mensch, ich Sündenknecht, BWV 55

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
d minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
41 measures

German text

English translation

Erbarme dich!
Have mercy!
Laß die Tränen dich erweichen,
Let tears soften You,
Laß sie dir zu Herzen reichen;
let them reach into Your heart;
Laß um Jesu Christi willen
may, for the sake of Jesus Christ,
Deinen Zorn des Eifers stillen!
the zeal of Your anger be quieted!
Erbarme dich!
Have mercy!

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Scripture readings for the day: Philippians 1:3–1:11; Matthew 18:23–18:35

Instrumentation

  • Flauto traverso
  • Tenore
  • Continuo

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