14. O Petrus, folge nicht!

From Matthäus-Passion, H 782

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Tempo
Presto → Larghetto
Length
36 measures

German text

English translation

O Petrus, folge nicht!
O Peter, do not follow!
Die Jünger flohen, fliehe mit!
The disciples fled, flee with them!
Gedanken, wachet auf und warnet ihn!
Senses, awaken and warn him!
O du, sein Engel, hindre seinen Schritt!
O you, his angel, hold him back!
Umsonst!—
In vain!—
 

About the text

  • Author: Anna Luise Karsch & Johann Joachim Eschenburg

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo

Notes

Biblical passages taken from the King James Version.

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