5. Ich furchte zwar/nicht des Grabes Finsternissen

From Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen, BWV 66

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
12/8
Structure
Da Capo
Length
68 measures

German text

English translation

Furcht

Fear

Ich furchte zwar des Grabes Finsternissen
I may fear indeed the darknesses of the grave
Und klagete mein Heil sei nun entrissen.
And would lament that my salvation [Jesus] has now been snatched away.
 
 

Hoffnung

Hope

Ich furchte nicht des Grabes Finsternissen
I may fear not the darknesses of the grave
Und hoffete mein Heil sei nicht entrissen.
And would hope that my salvation has not been snatched away.
 
 

Furcht; Hoffnung

Fear; Hope

Nun ist mein Herze voller Trost,
Now my heart is full of comfort, [however,]
Und wenn sich auch ein Feind erbost,
And even if an enemy rages,
Will ich in Gott zu siegen wissen.
I will know how to triumph in God.
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Scripture readings for the day: Acts 10:34–10:43; Luke 24:13–24:35

Instrumentation

  • Violino solo
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Continuo

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