8. Meinem Hirten bleib ich treu

From Ich habe in Gottes Herz und Sinn, BWV 92

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
3/8
Tempo
Andante
Structure
none
Length
113 measures

German text

English translation

Meinem Hirten bleib ich treu.
I remain faithful to my Shepherd.
Will er mir den Kreuzkelch füllen,
If He fills the cup of suffering for me,
Ruh ich ganz in seinem Willen,
I rest completely in His will,
Er steht mir im Leiden bei.
He will be with me in sorrow.
Es wird dennoch, nach dem Weinen,
For later, after weeping,
Jesu Sonne wieder scheinen.
Sun-Jesus will shine again.
Meinem Hirten bleibe ich treu.
I remain faithful to my Shepherd.
Jesu leb ich, der wird walten,
I live for Jesus, He will govern,
Freu dich, Herz, du sollst erkalten,
rejoice, heart, you shall grow cold,
Jesus hat genug getan.
Jesus has done enough.
Amen: Vater, nimm mich an!
Amen: Father take me up!

About the text

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

Instrumentation

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

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