1. Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!

From Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!, BWV 70, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Length
80 measures

Instrumentation

  • Tromba
  • Oboe
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Fagotto + Organo

German text

English translation

Wachet! betet! betet! wachet!
Watch! pray! pray! watch!
Seid bereit
Be ready
Allezeit,
all the time,
Bis der Herr der Herrlichkeit
until the Lord of glory
Dieser Welt ein Ende machet.
brings this world to an end.

About the text

  • Author: Salamo Franck
  • Scripture readings for the day: 2 Peter 3:3–3:13; Matthew 25:31–25:36

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