4. Doch weichet, ihr tollen, vergeblichen Sorgen!

From Liebster Gott, wenn werd ich sterben, BWV 8, Version 1

Johann Sebastian Bach
A major
92 measures

German text

English translation

Doch weichet, ihr tollen, vergeblichen Sorgen!
But hence, you foolish, useless worries!
Mich rufet mein Jesus: wer sollte nicht gehn?
My Jesus calls me: who wouldn’t go?
Nichts, was mir gefällt,
Nothing that delights me
Besitzet die Welt.
belongs to the world.
Erscheine mir, seliger, fröhlicher Morgen,
Dawn on me, blessed, joyful morning,
Verkläret und herrlich vor Jesu zu stehn.
transfigured and glorious, standing before Jesus.

About the text


  • Flauto piccolo solo / Flauto traverso solo
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo


Originally envisaged as “ flauto piccolo ” or high Flauto dolce.


Similar instrumentation

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