16a. Beschämt flieht Petrus

From Matthäus-Passion, H 790

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Tempo
Adagio
Length
17 measures

German text

English translation

Beschämt flieht Petrus, Jesu, deine Blicke.
Ashamed, Peter flees your glance, Jesus.
Die Furcht, doch nicht das Herz verleugnet dich.
Fear, but not the heart, denies you.
Er sieht mit tiefer Reu zurücke,
He looks back with deep remorse,
sein tränend Auge kennet dich.
his tearful eye recognizes you.
 

Instrumentation

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

Notes

Biblical passages taken from the King James Version.

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