9. Wenn böse Zungen stechen

From Lukas-Passion, H 784

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Length
24 measures

German text

English translation

Wenn böse Zungen stechen,
When malicious tongues sting,
mir Glimpf und Namen brechen,
disparage and disconcert me,
so will ich zähmen mich.
then will I control myself.
Das Unrecht will ich dulden,
The injustice I will bear,
dem Nächsten seine Schulden
forgive the neighbor his fault
verzeihen gern und williglich.
gladly and willingly.
 

Instrumentation

  • Soprano + Oboe I + Violino I
  • Alto + Oboe II + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo

Notes

Biblical passages taken from the King James Version.

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