5. Ruft und fleht den Himmel an

From Christen, ätzet diesen Tag’, BWV 63

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
3/8
Structure
none
Length
192 measures

German text

English translation

Ruft und fleht den Himmel an,
Call and pray to heaven,
Kommt, ihr Christen, kommt zum Reihen,
come, you Christians, come to dance,
Ihr sollt euch ob dem erfreuen,
you should rejoice over this
Was Gott hat anheut getan!
which God has done today!
Da uns seine Huld verpfleget
For his mercy nourishes us
Und mit so viel Heil beleget,
and enriches us with so much goodness,
Daß man nicht g’nug danken kann.
that one cannot be thankful enough.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Scripture readings for the day: Titus 2:11–2:14; Luke 2:1–2:14

Instrumentation

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

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