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Cantata BWV 121

Mvt. 3

Recitative

Title:

Der Gnade unermesslich's Wesen

Soloists:

A

   

Instruments:

Bc

Text:

Der Gnade unermesslich's Wesen
Hat sich den Himmel nicht
Zur Wohnstatt auserlesen,
Weil keine Grenze sie umschließt.
Was Wunder, dass allhie Verstand und Witz gebricht,
Ein solch Geheimnis zu ergründen,
Wenn sie sich in ein keusches Herze gießt.
Gott wählet sich den reinen Leib zu einem Tempel seiner Ehren,
Um zu den Menschen sich mit wundervoller Art zu kehren.

CT:

Christum wir sollen loben schon verses 2-7 (paraphrased)

Author:

Martin Luther

Score BGA:

 

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