3. Sei willkommen, Tag der Freuden

From Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe, H 811

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Andante

German text

English translation

Sei willkommen, Tag der Freuden,
Welcome, day of joys,
Segen Gottes ewigs Heil
the benediction of God’s eternal salvation
ist gefallner Sünder Teil!
is the lot of fallen sinners!
Gott erbarmt sich ihrer Leiden.
God has mercy on their suffering.
Oh, wie hat uns Gott geliebet,
O, how God has loved us;
er denkt unsrer Schuld nicht mehr.
he no longer thinks of our guilt.
Wo ist so ein Gott wie er,
Where is such a God as he,
der die Missetat vergibet?
who forgives wrongdoing?
Aller Welten Lobgesang
May the hymn of praise of all worlds
sing ihm Preis und Dank!
sing praise and thanks to him!
 

Instrumentation

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

Notes

Incorporating music by Georg Benda

Resources

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