5. Liebste Hand, ich küsse dich

From Johannes-Passion, H 785

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Da capo
80 measures

German text

English translation

Liebste Hand, ich küsse dich,
Dearest hand, I kiss you,
denn du lässest auch für mich
for you allow yourself
dich mit Banden hart belegen.
to be held fast in bonds for me too.
Ewiglich gehört auch ich
And I too would belong eternally
meiner Missetaten wegen
for my misdeeds
in der Hölle Folterhaus:
in the torture chamber of hell;
Doch du ziehest mich heraus.
yet you take me out from it.


  • Flauto I solo
  • Flauto II solo
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Alto
  • Continuo


Biblical passages taken from the King James Version.


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