14. Gott, meiner Väter Gott

From Die Israeliten in der Wüste, Wq 238, Erster Teil

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Key
g minor → f minor
Meter
4/4
Tempo
Molto adagio
Length
29 measures

German text

English translation

Moses

Moses

Gott, meiner Väter Gott, was lässest du mich sehn?
God, my father God, what do you have me see?
Was muß ich hören?
What must I hear?
 
 

Tutti

Tutti

Wir vergehn.
We are passing away.
 
 

Moses

Moses

Bei diesem Anblick voll Verderben
At this ruinous sight
vergisst mein Herz, dass ihr Geschrei
my heart forgets that their cries
verbrechen sei,
ring out,
Gott, wider dich.
God, against you.
 
 

Tutti

Tutti

Wir sterben.
We are dying.
 
 

Moses

Moses

Allmächtiger, verzeih! verzeih!
Almighty, forgive! forgive!
Eröffne, Herr, in diesem Augenblick
Lord, in this moment
die Schätze deiner Huld!
reveal the riches of your grace.
 
 

Tutti

Tutti

Entsetzliches Geschick!
Horrid fate!
 
 

Moses

Moses

Erzürnter, willst du strafen,
Wrathful one, if you wish to punish,
lass dein Gericht, Herr, über mich ergehn,
let your judgment fall on me, Lord,
nur schone dieser hier!
only spare these here!
 
 

Tutti

Tutti

Es ist um uns geschehn.
It is our doing.
 

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Moses (Basso)
  • Continuo

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