5. Mein Jesus will es tun, er will dein Kreuz versüßen

From Alles nur nach Gottes Willen, BWV 72

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
3/4
Structure
none
Length
98 measures

German text

English translation

Mein Jesus will es tun, er will dein Kreuz versüßen.
My Jesus will do it, he will sweeten your cross.
Obgleich dein Herze liegt in viel Bekümmernissen,
Although your heart lies in many troubles,
Soll es doch sanft und still in seinen Armen ruhn,
yet it will rest gently and softly in his arms,
Wenn ihn der Glaube faßt; mein Jesus will es tun!
when faith grasps this: my Jesus will do it!

About the text

  • Author: Salomo Franck
  • “The text of this cantata [comes] from the cycle Evangelisches Andachts-Opffer of 1715 by Salomo Franck” (Dürr 2005, 208).
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 12:17–12:21; Matthew 8:1–8:13

Instrumentation

  • Oboe
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo

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