9. Herr, Herr, erforsche mich, und siehe, wie ich’s meine

From Markus-Passion, H 791

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Da capo
135 measures

German text

English translation

Herr, Herr, erforsche mich, und siehe, wie ich’s meine!
Lord, Lord, examine me, and see my intentions!
Mein Herz erforschet sich, eh ich vor dir erscheine.
My heart examines itself, ere I appear before you.
Du führest meinen Fuß auf eine grüne Weide.
You lead my foot upon a verdant pasture.
Ich ess, und mein Genuss ist Seligkeit und Freude.
I eat, and my pleasure is salvation and joy.


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


Biblical passages taken from the King James Version.


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