4. Wohlan! mein Herze legt

From Was soll ich aus dir machen, Ephraim, BWV 89

Johann Sebastian Bach
F major → B flat major
… → adagio
14 measures

German text

English translation

Wohlan! mein Herze legt Zorn, Zank und Zwietracht hin;
Well then! My heart lays anger, quarreling and discord aside;
Es ist bereit, dem Nächsten zu vergeben.
it is ready to forgive my neighbor.
Allein, wie schrecket mich mein sündenvolles Leben,
However, how terrified is my sinful life,
Daß ich vor Gott in Schulden bin!
since I am full of guilt before God!
Doch Jesu Blut
Yet Jesus’ blood
Macht diese Rechnung gut,
accounts for the reckoning,
Wenn ich zu ihm, als des Gesetzes Ende,
if I turn to Him, as the source of the law,
Mich gläubig wende.
in faith.

About the text


  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo


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