6. Nun du wirst mein Gewissen stillen

From Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
c minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
61 measures

German text

English translation

Nun du wirst mein Gewissen stillen,
Now you will quiet my conscience,
So wider mich um Rache schreit,
Which cries for vengeance against me;
Ja, deine Treue wird’s erfüllen,
Yes, it [my conscience] will fulfill [the demands of] your faithfulness,
Weil mir dein Wort die Hoffnung beut.
For your word bids me hope.
Wenn Christen an dich glauben,
When Christians believe in you,
Wird sie kein Feind in Ewigkeit
No foe, into eternity,
Aus deinen Händen rauben.
Shall steal them from your hands.
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • “Based on the twelve-verse hymn of 1641 by Johann Rist” (Dürr 2005, 523).
  • Text references: eleventh verse of 1641 hymn by Johann Rist (paraphrased)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Galatians 5:16–5:24; Luke 17:11–Luke 17:19

Instrumentation

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

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