6. Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit

From Alles nur nach Gottes Willen, BWV 72

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
a minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
14 measures

German text

English translation

Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit,
What my God wills always occurs,
Sein Will, der ist der beste,
his will is the best,
Zu helfen den’n er ist bereit,
he is ready to help those
Die an ihn glauben feste.
who believe firmly in him.
Er hilft aus Not, der fromme Gott,
He gives aid in need, this righteous God,and punishes with measure.
Und züchtiget mit Maßen.
Who trusts in God, relies upon him firmly,
Wer Gott vertraut, fest auf ihn baut,
God will never abandon.
Den will er nicht verlassen.
 
(“Was mein Gott will, das g’scheh allzeit,” verse 1)
 

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

  • Soprano + Oboe I + Oboe II + Violino I
  • Alto + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo

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