11. Unbeflecktes Gotteslamm!

From Johannes-Passion, H 785

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Tempo
Andante
Structure
Da capo
Length
76 measures

German text

English translation

Unbeflecktes Gotteslamm!
Immaculate lamb of God!
Nicht alleine Barrabam,
Not alone Barrabas,
den verruchten Missetäter,
the heinous sinner,
machest du vom Tode frei.
do you free from death.
Denn du stirbst am Kreuzesstamm,
For you die on the stem of the cross
dass der Aufruhr, den ich dort
so that the rebellion, which I
in dem Adam angefangen,
began there in Adam,
und der allgemeine Mord,
and the general murder,
welchen ich mit ihm begangen,
which I committed with him,
nun durch dich, o Schlangentreter,
shall now through you, oh treader of serpents,
völlig ausgesöhnet sei.
be completely atoned for.
 

Instrumentation

  • Violino Concertato I
  • Violino Concertato II
  • Violino Ripieno
  • Tenore
  • Continuo

Notes

Biblical passages taken from the King James Version.

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