4. Du bist geboren mir zugute

From Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt, BWV 68

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
81 measures

German text

English translation

Du bist geboren mir zugute,
You have been born for my well-being,
Das glaub ich, mir ist wohl zumute,
I believe this, I am encouraged by it,
Weil du vor mich genung getan.
since You have done enough for me.
Das Rund der Erden mag gleich brechen,
The orb of the earth may crack open,
Will mir der Satan widersprechen,
Satan may speak against me,
So bet ich dich, mein Heiland, an.
yet I pray to You, my Savior.

About the text

  • Author: Christiane Mariane von Ziegler
  • Scripture readings for the day: Acts 10:42–10:8; John 3:16–3:21

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Taille
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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