6. Ertöt uns durch dein Güte

From Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn, BWV 96

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
F major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
14 measures

German text

English translation

Ertöt uns durch dein Güte,
Kill us through your goodness,
Erweck uns durch dein Gnad!
wake us through your grace!
Den alten Menschen kränke,
Sicken the old being,
Daß der neu’ leben mag
so that the new may live
Wohl hier auf dieser Erden,
even here on this earth,
Den Sinn und all Begehrden
having his mind, all desires,
Und G’danken hab’n zu dir.
and thoughts for You.
(“Herr Christ, der einge Gottessohn, verse 5)
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • “Based upon the five-verse hymn by Elisabeth Creutiziger (1524)” (Dürr 2005, 569).
  • Text references: verse of the hymn by Elisabeth Creutiziger (1524) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Corinthians 1:4–1:9; Matthew 22:34–22:46

Instrumentation

  • Soprano + Corno + Oboe I + Oboe II + Violino I
  • Alto + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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