12. Liebt, ihr Christen, in der Tat!

From Die Himmel erzählen die Ehre Gottes, BWV 76, Part II: Nach der Predigt

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor
Meter
9/8
Structure
none
Length
64 measures

German text

English translation

Liebt, ihr Christen, in der Tat!
Love, Christians, through your deeds!
Jesus stirbet für die Brüder,
Jesus died for his brothers,
Und sie sterben für sich wieder,
and they die again for each other,
Weil er sich verbunden hat.
since He has bound them together.

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: 1 John 3:13–3:18
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 John 3:13–3:18; Luke 14:16–14:24

Instrumentation

  • Oboe d’amore
  • Viola da gamba
  • Alto
  • Continuo

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