8. Ich hab mich ihm ergeben

From In allen meinen Taten, BWV 97, Versus 8

Johann Sebastian Bach
F major
100 measures

German text

English translation

Ihm hab ich mich ergeben
I have given myself up to him
Zu sterben und zu leben,
To die and to live,
Sobald er mir gebeut.
As soon as he commands me.
Es sei heut oder morgen,
Be it today or tomorrow,
Dafür lass ich ihn sorgen;
I will let him take care of that;
Er weiss die rechte Zeit.
He knows the right time.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on the 1642 hymn by Paul Fleming


  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Bassono + Violoncello + Organo


Organo: see Appendix (Neue Bach-Ausgabe I/34, p. 337)


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