1. In allen meinen Taten

From In allen meinen Taten, BWV 97, [Versus 1]

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
B flat major
Meter
2/2
Tempo
Grave
Length
95 measures

Instrumentation

  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano chorale
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Bassono + Violoncello + Organo

German text

English translation

In allen meinen Taten
In all my actions
Lass ich den Höchsten raten,
I let the Most High give counsel,
Der alles kann und hat;
Who can do, and holds, all;
Er muss zu allen Dingen,
Unto all things he must—
Solls anders wohl gelingen,
If it is otherwise to prosper well—
Selbst geben Rat und Tat.
Himself grant counsel and action.
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on the 1642 hymn by Paul Fleming
  • Scripture readings for the day: _O Welt, ich muß dich lassen_ by Paul Fleming (1642)

Notes

Organo: see Appendix (Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/34, p. 331)

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