21a. Jerusalem, wie wütest du!

From Markus-Passion, H 783

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
40 measures

German text

English translation

Jerusalem, wie wütest du!
Jerusalem, how you rage!
Ist noch nicht Blut genug geflossen?
Has not blood enough already flowed?
Gott sandte dir Propheten zu,
God sent you prophets,
und du hast mörderisch ihr Blut vergossen!
and you have murderously poured out their blood!
Jerusalem, wie wütest du!
Jerusalem, how you rage!
Willst du den größten der Propheten,
Will you the greatest of the prophets,
willst du auch Gottes Sohn noch töten?
will you God’s son now also kill?
Wie zärtlich rief der Menschenfreund dir zu!
How tenderly the friend of mankind called to you!
Sahst du nicht seine Tränen fließen?
Did you not see his tears flow?
Und nun willst du sein göttlich Blut vergießen?
And now will you pour out his divine blood?
Jerusalem, wie wütest du!
Jerusalem, how you rage!


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


Biblical passages taken from the King James Version.


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