2. Das hat er alles uns getan

From Sehet, welch eine Liebe hat uns der Vater erzeiget, BWV 64

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
10 measures

German text

English translation

Das hat er alles uns getan,
He has done all this for us,
Sein groß Lieb zu zeigen an.
to show His great love,
Des freu sich alle Christenheit
All Christianity rejoices over this
Und dank ihm des in Ewigkeit.
and thanks Him in eternity.
Kyrieleis!
Kyrieleis!
(“Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ,” verse 7)
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • “Based on a text with the same opening, and for the same occasion, by Johann Knauer” (Dürr 2005, 123).
  • Text references: last verse of Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ by Martin Luther (1524) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Hebrews 1:1–1:14; John 1:1–1:14; 1 John 1:1–1:10; John 21:20–21:4

Instrumentation

  • Soprano + Cornettino + Violino I
  • Alto + Trombone I + Violino II
  • Tenore + Trombone II + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Trombone III + Organo

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