7. Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ

From Halt im Gedächtnis Jesum Christ, BWV 67

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
13 measures

German text

English translation

Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ,
O Prince of peace, Lord Jesus Christ,
Wahr’ Mensch und wahrer Gott,
true human and true God,
Ein starker Nothelfer du bist
You are a strong helper in need
Im Leben und im Tod:
in life and in death:
Drum wir allein
therefore only
Im Namen dein
in Your name
Zu deinem Vater schreien.
do we cry to Your Father.
(“Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ,” verse 1)
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: Du Friedefürst, Herr Jesu Christ by Jakob Ebert (1601) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 John 5:4–5:10; John 20:19–20:31

Instrumentation

  • Soprano + Corno da tirarsi + Flauto traverso + Oboe d’amore I + Violino I
  • Alto + Oboe d’amore II + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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