3. Mein Jesus soll mein alles sein

From Die Elenden sollen essen, BWV 75, Part I

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
3/4
Structure
none
Length
145 measures

German text

English translation

Mein Jesus soll mein alles sein!
My Jesus shall be all to me!
Mein Purpur ist sein teures Blut,
My royal purple is his precious blood,
Er selbst mein allerhöchstes Gut,
He alone my greatest good,
Und seines Geistes Liebesglut
and the fiery love of His spirit
Mein allersüß’ster Freudenwein.
the sweetest wine of joy to me.

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 John 4:16–4:21; Luke 16:19–16:31

Instrumentation

  • Oboe
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Continuo

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