7. Herr, ich glaube, hilf mir Schwachen

From Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78

Johann Sebastian Bach
g minor
16 measures

German text

English translation

Herr, ich glaube, hilf mir Schwachen,
Lord, I believe; help/save weak me;
Lass mich ja verzagen nicht;
Yes, let me not despair;
Du, du kannst mich stärker machen,
You, you can make me stronger
Wenn mich Sünd und Tod anficht.
When sin and death vex me.
Deiner Güte will ich trauen,
I will trust in your goodness
Bis ich fröhlich werde schauen
Until, joyfully, I will see
Dich, Herr Jesu, nach dem Streit
You, Lord Jesus, after the [end-time] battle,
In der süssen Ewigkeit.
In sweet eternity.

About the text

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


  • Flauto traverso
  • Soprano + Corno + Oboe I + Violino I
  • Alto + Oboe II + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo


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