5. Ach, schlage doch bald, selge Stunde

From Christus, der ist mein Leben, BWV 95

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
3/4
Structure
Da capo
Length
102 measures

German text

English translation

Ach, schlage doch bald, selge Stunde,
Ah, strike quickly, blessed hour,
Den allerletzten Glockenschlag!
the very last bell-stroke!
Komm, komm, ich reiche dir die Hände,
Come, come, I reach my hand to you,
Komm, mache meiner Not ein Ende,
come, bring my suffering to an end,
Du längst erseufzter Sterbenstag!
you long sighed-for day of my death!

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Scripture readings for the day: Ephesians 3:13–3:21; Luke 7:11–7:17

Instrumentation

  • Oboe d’amore I
  • Oboe d’amore II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Continuo

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