2. Ich will doch wohl Rosen brechen

From Wahrlich, wahrlich, ich sage euch, BWV 86

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
3/4
Structure
Da Capo
Length
69 measures

German text

English translation

Ich will doch wohl Rosen brechen,
I will yet indeed pluck roses,
Wenn mich gleich die Dornen stechen.
even if they prick me with thorns.
Denn ich bin der Zuversicht,
For I have confidence
Daß mein Bitten und mein Flehen
That my prayers and my pleading
Gott gewiß zu Herzen gehen,
go straight to the heart of God,
weil es mir sein Wort verspricht.
because he gave me His word.

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Scripture readings for the day: James 1:22–1:27; John 16:23–16:30

Instrumentation

  • Violino solo
  • Alto
  • Continuo

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