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Cantata BWV 9

Mvt. 2

Recitative

Title:

Gott gab uns ein Gesetz, doch waren wir zu schwach

Soloists:

B

   

Instruments:

Bc

Text:

Gott gab uns ein Gesetz, doch waren wir zu schwach,
Dass wir es hätten halten können.
Wir gingen nur den Sünden nach,
Kein Mensch war fromm zu nennen;
Der Geist blieb an dem Fleische kleben
Und wagte nicht zu widerstreben.
Wir sollten in Gesetze gehn
Und dort als wie in einem Spiegel sehn,
Wie unsere Natur unartig sei;
Und dennoch blieben wir dabei.
Aus eigner Kraft wo niemand fähig,
Der Sünden Unart zu verlassen,
Er möcht auch alle Kraft zusammenfassen.

CT:

Es ist das Heil uns kommen her verses 2-4 (paraphrased)

Author:

Paul Speratus

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