3. So geht aus Gottes Herrlichkeit und Thron

From Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major → A major
Meter
4/4
Length
9 measures

German text

English translation

So geht aus Gottes Herrlichkeit und Thron
In this way, from God’s glory and throne, goes forth
Sein eingeborner Sohn.
His only-begotten son [Jesus]—
Der Held aus Juda bricht herein,
The hero from Judah breaks in [to the world, from heaven,]
Den Weg mit Freudigkeit zu laufen
To run the course [of salvation], with gladness,
Und uns Gefallne zu erkaufen.
And to purchase us fallen [sin-stained] ones.
O heller Glanz, o wunderbarer Segensschein!
O bright splendor, O marvelous luminosity of blessing/salvation!
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • “Based exclusively on Martin Luther’s hymn of 1524 and hence on its model, the Latin hymn Veni redemptor gentium” (Dürr 2005, 78).
  • Text references: fourth and fifth verses Martin Luther’s hymn of 1524 (adapted)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 13:11–13:14; Matthew 21:1–21:9

Instrumentation

  • Basso
  • Continuo: Violone + Organo

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