4. Kann es dei Welt nicht lassen

From Ach Gott, wie manches Herzeleid, BWV 58

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
F major → a minor
Meter
4/4
Length
15 measures

German text

English translation

Kann es die Welt nicht lassen,
If the world cannot cease
Mich zu verfolgen und zu hassen,
to persecute and hate me,
So weist mir Gottes Hand
God’s hand shows me
Ein andres Land.
a different land.
Ach! könnt es heute noch geschehen,
Ah! Could it only happen today,
Daß ich mein Eden möchte sehen!
that I might see my Eden!
 

About the text

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo

Notes

This cantata survives only in a revised version of 1733–34.

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