Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

7. Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit

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

German Text

Mache dich, mein Geist, bereit,
wache, fleh und bete,
dass dich nicht die böse Zeit
unverhofft betrete!
Denn es ist Satans List über viele Frommen
zur Versuchung kommen.

English Translation

Prepare yourself, my soul,
be on watch, entreat and pray,
that the evil hour should not
arrive unexpected by you!
For it is through Satan’s cunning that many pious ones
have succumbed to temptation.


Biblical passages taken from the King James Version.


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