7. Ich ende / Behende / Mein irdisches Leben

From Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
g minor → B flat major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Allegro
Length
230 measures

German text

English translation

Ich ende behende mein irdisches Leben,
I eagerly end my earthly life,
Mit Freuden zu scheiden verlang ich itzt eben.
now I even long to depart with joy.
Mein Heiland, ich sterbe mit höchster Begier,
My Savior, I die with the greatest eagerness,
Hier hast du die Seele, was schenkest du mir?
here you have my soul, what will you give me?
 

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Instrumentation

  • Violino solo
  • Anima (Soprano)
  • Continuo: Organo

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