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Cantata BWV 126
Erhalt uns Herr, bei deinem Wort
English Translation in Parallel Format
Cantata BWV 126 - Preserve us, Lord, with your word

Event: Chorale Cantata for Sexagesima Sunday
Readings:
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11: 19 - 12: 9; Gospel: Luke 8: 4-15
Text:
Martin Luther (Mvts. 1, 3, 6): Anon (Mvts. 2, 4, 5)
Chorale Text:

Biblical quotations in green font, chorales in purple

 

Original German Text

 

English Translation

1

Coro

1

Chorale [S, A, T, B]

 

Tromba, Oboe I/II, Violino I/II, Viola, Continuo

   
 

Erhalt uns, Herr, bei deinem Wort,
Und steur' des Papsts und Türken Mord,
Die Jesum Christum, deinen Sohn,
Stürzen wollen von seinem Thron.

 

Preserve us, Lord, with your word,
and control the murderous rage of the Pope and the Turks,
who would want to cast down Jesus Christ, your son,
From his throne.

       

2

Aria T

2

Aria [Tenor]

 

Oboe I/II, Continuo

   
 

Sende deine Macht von oben,
Herr der Herren, starker Gott!
Deine Kirche zu erfreuen
Und der Feinde bittern Spott
Augenblicklich zu zerstreuen.

 

Send your might from above
Lord of Lords, powerful God!
to give joy to your church

and the bitter mockery of our enemies
To scatter in an instant.

       

3

Choral e Recitativo A T

3

Chorale & Recitative [Alto, Tenor]

 

Continuo

   
 

Alt:
Der Menschen Gunst und Macht wird wenig nützen,
Wenn du nicht willt das arme Häuflein schützen,

 

Alto:
The good will and power of humanity would be of little use
if you were not willing to protect your little flock.

 

Beide:
Gott Heilger Geist, du Tröster wert,

 

Ensemble:
God, the holy spirit, you precious comforter,

 

Tenor:
Du weißt, dass die verfolgte Gottesstadt
Den ärgsten Feind nur in sich selber hat
Durch die Gefährlichkeit der falschen Brüder.

 

Tenor:
You know that the persecuted city of God
has within itself the most evil enemy
through the danger of false brethren.

 

Beide:
Gib dein'm Volk einerlei Sinn auf Erd,

 

Ensemble:
Give to your people unity of purpose on earth,

 

Alt:
Dass wir, an Christi Leibe Glieder,
Im Glauben eins, im Leben einig sei'n.

 

Alto:
so that we, members of Christ's body
may be one in faith, united in life.

 

Beide:
Steh bei uns in der letzten Not!

 

Ensemble:
Stand by us in our last agony!

 

Tenor:
Es bricht alsdann der letzte Feind herein
Und will den Trost von unsern Herzen trennen;
Doch lass dich da als unsern Helfer kennen.

 

Tenor:
Then the last enemy breaks in on us
and wants to separate cconsolation from our hearts;
Let yourself be known as our helper.

 

Beide:
G'leit uns ins Leben aus dem Tod!

 

Both:
Lead us out of death into life!

       

4

Aria B

4

Aria [Bass]

 

Continuo

   
 

Stürze zu Boden, schwülstige Stolze!
Mache zunichte, was sie erdacht!
Laß sie den Abgrund plötzlich verschlingen,
Wehre dem Toben feindlicher Macht,
Laß ihr Verlangen nimmer gelingen!

 

Throw to the ground, pompous pride!
Bring to nothing, what they intended!
Let the abyss suddenly swallow them up,
curb the raging of the enemy's power

May what they long for never come to pass!

       

5

Recitativo T

5

Recitative [Tenor]

 

Continuo

   
 

So wird dein Wort und Wahrheit offenbar
Und stellet sich im höchsten Glanze dar,
Dass du vor deine Kirche wachst,
Dass du des heilgen Wortes Lehren
Zum Segen fruchtbar machst;
Und willst du dich als Helfer zu uns kehren,
So wird uns denn in Frieden
Des Segens Überfluss beschieden.

 

Then will your word and truth be revealed
and be placed in the highest splendour,
so that you watch over your church,
so that by the teaching of the holy word

it is made fruitful in blessing
and if you're willing to turn as helper towards us
then in peace will
An abundance of blessings be granted to us.

       

6

Choral

6

Choral [S, A, T, B]

 

Tromba e Oboe I/II e Violino I col Soprano, Violino II coll'Alto, Viola col Tenore, Continuo

 

Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich,
Herr Gott, zu unsern Zeiten;
Es ist doch ja kein andrer nicht,
Der für uns könnte streiten,
Denn du, unser Gott, alleine.

 

Grant us peace, in your mercy,
Lord God, in our time;
there is indeed no one else

can fight the fight for us
except you alone, our God.

 

Gib unsern Fürst'n und aller Obrigkeit
Fried und gut Regiment,
Dass wir unter ihnen
Ein geruh'g und stilles Leben führen mögen
In aller Gottseligkeit und Ehrbarkeit.
Amen.

 

Grant to our Princess and all those in authority
peace and good government
so that we among then
may lead a calm and peaceful life
in all godliness and honesty.
Amen.

       

This Translation in Interlinear Format

English Translation by Francis Browne (August 2008)

Contributed by Francis Browne (August 2008)

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