4. Herr, so du willt

From Herr, wie du willt, so schicks mit mir, BWV 73

Johann Sebastian Bach
c minor
75 measures

German text

English translation

Herr, so du willt,
Lord, as You will,
So preßt, ihr Todesschmerzen,
then squeeze, you pangs of death,
Die Seufzer aus dem Herzen,
the sobs out of my heart,
Wenn mein Gebet nur vor dir gilt.
if my prayer is only acceptable before You.
Herr, so du willt,
Lord, as You will,
So lege meine Glieder
then lay my limbs
In Staub und Asche nieder,
down in dust and ashes,
Dies höchst verderbte Sündenbild.
this most corrupted image of sin.
Herr, so du willt,
Lord, as You will,
So schlagt, ihr Leichenglocken,
then strike, funeral bells,
Ich folge unerschrocken,
I follow unafraid,
Mein Jammer ist nunmehr gestillt.
my suffering is quieted from now on.

About the text


  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo


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