5. Ach, es bleibt in meiner Liebe

From Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben, BWV 77

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
d minor
Meter
3/4
Structure
Da Capo
Length
78 measures

German text

English translation

Ach, es bleibt in meiner Liebe
Ah, in my love there is still
Lauter Unvollkommenheit!
nothing but imperfection!
Hab ich oftmals gleich den Willen,
Though I often have the will
Was Gott saget, zu erfüllen,
to fulfill what God says,
Fehlt mir’s doch an Möglichkeit.
yet I lack the ability.

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Scripture readings for the day: Galatians 3:15–3:22; Luke 10:23–10:37

Instrumentation

  • Tromba
  • Alto
  • Continuo

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