5a. Es müsse dieser Wunsch

From Trauungs-Cantate, H 824a, Part II: Nach der Trauung

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
C major

German text

English translation

Es müsse dieser Wunsch
This wish must rise
zum Thron des Höchsten steigen,
to the throne of the Highest;
zu euch von seiner Allmachts Höhen
down upon you from the heights of his omnipotence
den Segen tausendfach herunter neigen.
a thousandfold blessing must descend.
Gewiß, der Eltern Flehen dringt zu dem Herrn,
Surely the pleas of the parents reach the Lord,
und er, der Herr, erhört es gern.
and he, the Lord, fulfills them gladly.
Jedoch, sofern zur Prüfung der Geduld
Yet, regarding trials of patience,
des ew’gen Vaters Gnad und Huld
the eternal Father’s mercy and grace
durch mancher Tränen Tal
through many a tearful vale
auch so wie uns wird mächtig führen:
will mightily lead even those such as us:


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