1. Ich habe in Gottes Herz und Sinn

From Ich habe in Gottes Herz und Sinn, BWV 92

Johann Sebastian Bach
b minor
136 measures

German text

English translation

Ich habe in Gottes Herz und Sinn
I have given over to God’s heart and mind
Mein Herz und Sinn ergeben,
my own heart and mind,
Was böse scheint, ist mein Gewinn,
what seems evil is my reward,
Der Tod selbst ist mein Leben.
death itself is my life.
Ich bin ein Sohn des, der den Thron
I am a son of Him, who to the throne
Des Himmels aufgezogen;
of heaven was raised;
Ob er gleich schlägt und Kreuz auflegt,
even though He may scourge and lay a Cross upon me,
Bleibt doch sein Herz gewogen.
His heart remains well disposed.
(“Ich habe in Gottes Herz und Sinn,” verse 1)

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • “Based on Paul Gerhardt’s twelve-verse hymn of 1647” (Dürr 2005, 226)
  • Text references: Gerhardt’s twelve-verse hymn of 1647 (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Corinthians 9:24–10:5; Matthew 20:1–20:16


  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Oboe d’amore II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo


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