5. Wir ehren diese Herrlichkeit

From Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major → b minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
8 measures

German text

English translation

Wir ehren diese Herrlichkeit
We honor this glory
Und nahen nun zu deiner Krippen
and approach Your manger now
Und preisen mit erfreuten Lippen,
and praise with joyful lips
Was du uns zubereit’;
what You have prepared for us;
Die Dunkelheit verstört’ uns nicht
the darkness does not confuse us
Und sahen dein unendlich Licht.
and we see Your eternal light.

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: seventh verse of Martin Luther’s hymn of 1524 (adapted)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 13:11–13:14; Matthew 21:1–21:9

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Continuo: Violone + Organo

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