8. Richte dich, Liebste, nach meinem Gefallen

From Selig ist der Mann, BWV 57

Johann Sebastian Bach
B flat major
18 measures

German text

English translation

Richte dich, Liebste, nach meinem Gefallen und gläube
Rule yourself, beloved, after my will and believe
Daß ich dein Seelenfreund immer und ewig verbleibe,
that I will remain your soul’s friend for ever and ever,
Der dich ergötzt
who delights you
Und in den Himmel versetzt
and places you in heaven
Aus dem gemarterten Leibe.
out of your suffering body.
(“Hast du denn, Jesu, dein Angesicht,” verse 6)

About the text


  • Soprano + Oboe I + Violino I
  • Alto + Oboe II + Violino II
  • Tenore + Taille + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo


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