7. Du bist gekommen

From Auf, schicke dich, Wq 249

Composer
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
Key
C major → B flat major
Meter
4/4

German text

English translation

Du bist gekommen,
You came,
du heiligster Sohn Gottes, bist
you holiest son of God,
im Tal des Staubes und der Nacht,
were born in the valley of dust and of night,
in unsrer Welt, als Mensch, als Jesus Christ,
in our world, as man, as Jesus Christ,
für uns und unter uns geboren.
for us and among us.
Du hast der Wahrheit Recht, der du am Thron
You have brought the righteousness of truth, which you swore before the throne,
geschworen,
you have brought righteousness to the light through you.
du die Gerechtigkeit durch dich ans Licht gebracht.
God, whose love embraced me even before I knew you;
Gott, dessen Liebe mich, eh ich dich noch gekannt,
who, before I even sensed,
umfing; der, eh ich noch empfand,
loved me even before the world!
schon vor der Welt mich liebte! Meine Brust
My heart shall burn eternally, God, with thanks and love for you.
soll ewig, Gott, für dich von Dank und Liebe brennen.
 
 

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo

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