1. Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan

From Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan, BWV 98

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
B flat major
Meter
3/4
Structure
none
Length
108 measures

German text

English translation

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan,
What God does is well done,
Es bleibt gerecht sein Wille;
His will remains righteous;
Wie er fängt meine Sachen an,
However he begins my affairs,
Will ich ihm halten stille.
I will silently keep to Him.
Er ist mein Gott,
He is my God,
Der in der Not
who in need
Mich wohl weiß zu erhalten;
knows well how to sustain me;
Drum laß ich ihn nur walten.
therefore I let Him alone rule.
(“Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan,” verse 1)
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Scripture readings for the day: Ephesians 6:10–6:17; John 4:46–4:54

Instrumentation

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

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