3. Ich bin vergnügt in meinem Leiden

From Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58

Johann Sebastian Bach
d minor
77 measures

German text

English translation

Ich bin vergnügt in meinem Leiden,
I am content in my sorrow,
Denn Gott ist meine Zuversicht.
for God is my confidence.
Ich habe sichern Brief und Siegel,
I have the certain letter and seal,
Und dieses ist der feste Riegel,
and this is the secure bolt,
Den bricht die Hölle selber nicht.
that even Hell itself cannot break.

About the text


  • Violino solo
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo


This cantata survives only in a revised version of 1733–34.
Continuo part: see Appendix (Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/4, p. 241)


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