8. Hebt euer Haupt empor

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

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

German text

English translation

Hebt euer Haupt empor
Lift up your heads
Und seid getrost, ihr Frommen,
and be comforted, o righteous ones,
Zu eurer Seelen Flor!
even to the bloom of your souls!
Ihr sollt in Eden grünen,
You shall flourish in Eden,
Gott ewiglich zu dienen.
serving God eternally.

About the text

  • Author: Salamo Franck
  • Text references: either the melody of O Gott, du frommer Gott by Darmstadt (1698) or the melody of Was frag ich nach der Welt; Luke 21:28
  • Scripture readings for the day: 2 Peter 3:3–3:13; Matthew 25:31–25:36

Instrumentation

  • Oboe + Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Fagotto + Organo

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