6. Beweis dein Macht, Herr Jesu Christ

From Bleib bei uns, denn es will Abend werden, BWV 6

Johann Sebastian Bach
g minor
8 measures

German text

English translation

Beweis dein Macht, Herr Jesu Christ,
Reveal Your strength, Lord Jesus Christ,
Der du Herr aller Herren bist;
You who are Lord of Lords;
Beschirm dein arme Christenheit,
protect Your poor Christianity,
Daß sie dich lob in Ewigkeit.
so that it praise You in eternity.
(“Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort,” verse 2)

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • The second chorale movement closes with verse 2 of Martin Luther’s hymn Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort (1542) (Dürr 2005, 279–280).
  • Scripture readings for the day: Acts 10:34–10:43; Luke 24:13–24:35


  • Soprano + Oboe I + Violino I
  • Alto + Oboe II + Violino II
  • Tenore + Oboe da caccia + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Cembalo + Organo


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