4. Zudem ist Weisheit und Verstand

From Ich habe in Gottes Herz und Sinn, BWV 92

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
f sharp minor → f minor
Meter
4/4
Length
55 measures

German text

English translation

Zudem ist Weisheit und Verstand
Furthermore wisdom and understanding
Bei ihm ohn alle Maßen,
is His beyond measure,
Zeit, Ort und Stund ist ihm bekannt,
time, place and hour is known to Him,
Zu tun und auch zu lassen.
when to act and also to leave alone.
Er weiß, wenn Freud, er weiß, wenn Leid
He knows, when joy, He knows, when sorrow
Uns, seinen Kindern, diene,
will serve us, His children,
Und was er tut, ist alles gut,
and what He does is all good
Ob’s noch so traurig schiene.
even though it might seem so lamentable.
(“Ich habe in Gottes Herz und Sinn,” verse 5)
 
 

About the text

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

Instrumentation

  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Oboe d’amore II
  • Alto chorale
  • Continuo: Organo

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