20. Vor des Mittags heißen Strahlen

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

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
B flat major
Da Capo
131 measures

German text

English translation

Erste israelitin

First Israelite woman

Vor des Mittags heißen Strahlen
Before the hot rays of noon
senkt ihr Haupt die Blume nieder.
the flowers bend their heads down low.
Kühler Tau bedeckt das Land,
Cool dew covers the earth,
und die Blume hebt sich wieder,
and the blossom rises up again,
duftet und erfreut den Blick.
fragrant and delightful to the eye.
Gott sah gnädig auf die Qualen,
God looked with mercy on the suffering
die sein armes Volk empfand,
his poor people endured,
und aus seiner Wunderhand
and from his wondrous hand
floss in unsre matten Glieder
the lost strength flowed back
die verlorne Kraft zurück.
into our weary limbs again.


  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Erste Israelitin (Soprano)
  • Continuo


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