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Cantata BWV 20

Mvt. 4

Recitative

Title:

Gesetzt, es dau'rte der Verdammten Qual

Soloists:

B

   

Instruments:

Bc

Text:

Gesetzt, es dau'rte der Verdammten Qual
So viele Jahr, als an der Zahl
Auf Erden Gras, am Himmel Sterne wären;
Gesetzt, es sei die Pein so weit hinausgestellt,
Als Menschen in der Welt
Von Anbeginn gewesen,
So wäre doch zuletzt
Derselben Ziel und Maß gesetzt:
Sie müßte doch einmal aufhören.
Nun aber, wenn du die Gefahr,
Verdammter! tausend Millionen Jahr
Mit allen Teufeln ausgestanden,
So ist doch nie der Schluss vorhanden;
Die Zeit, so niemand zählen kann,
Fängt jeden Augenblick
Zu deiner Seelen ewgem Ungelück
Sich stets von neuem an.

CT:

O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort verses 5&6 (verses 4&5 of a shortened version)

Author:

Johann Rist

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