3. Mein letztes Lager will mich schrecken

From O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort, BWV 60

Johann Sebastian Bach
b minor
94 measures

German text

English translation

Mein letztes Lager will mich schrecken,
My final bier terrifies me,
—Mich wird des Heilands Hand bedecken,—
—My Savior’s hand will cover me,—
Des Glaubens Schwachheit sinket fast,
the weakness of my faith almost collapses,
—Mein Jesus trägt mit mir die Last.—
—my Jesus carries my burden with me.—
Das offne Grab sieht greulich aus,
The open grave appears horrifying,
—Es wird mir doch ein Friedenshaus.—
—It will be only a house of peace for me.—

About the text


  • Oboe d’amore
  • Violino I solo
  • Furcht (Alto)
  • Hoffnung (Tenore)
  • Continuo: Organo


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