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Motet BWV 228
Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir
English Translation in Parallel Format
Motet BWV 228 - Do not fear

Event : Funeral ?
First Performance : before 1731/1732
Text : Isaiah 41: 10 & 43: 1; Paul Gerhardt (1653)
Choral Text:

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Original German Text

 

English Translation

1

Coro I/II: S A T B

1

Chorus [I/II: S A T B]

       
 

Fürchte dich nicht, ich bin bei dir,
weiche nicht, denn ich bin dein Gott;
ich stärke dich, ich helfe dir auch,
ich erhalte dich durch die rechte Hand
meiner Gerechtigkeit.

 

Do not fear, I am with you
Do not give way, for I am your God;
I strengthen you, I also help you
I uphold you with the right hand
of my righteousness.

       

2

Coro I/II: S A T B

2

Chorus [I/II: S A T B]

       
 

Fürchte dich nicht,
denn ich habe dich erlöset
ich habe dich bei deinem Namen gerufen,
du bist mein. Fürchte dich nicht, du bist mein.

 

Do not fear,
for I have redeemed you;

I have called you by your name,
you are mine.

       

3

Coro I/II: S A T B

3

Chorale [I/II: S A T B]

       
 

Herr, mein Hirt, Brunn aller Freuden!
Du bist mein, ich bin dein;
niemand kann uns scheiden.
Ich bin dein, weil du dein Leben
und dein Blut, mir zu gut,
in den Tod gegeben.

 

Lord, my Shepherd, source of all joys!
You are mine, I am yours
No one can separate us.
I am yours, since by you your life
And your blood, for my benefit,
Have been given in death.

       

4

Coro I/II: S A T B

4

Chorale [I/II: S A T B]

       
 

Du bist mein, weil ich dich fasse,
und dich nicht, o mein Licht,
aus dem Herzen lasse!
Laß mich, laß mich hingelangen,
wo du mich, und ich dich
ewig werd' umfangen.

 

You are mine, since I seize you
and, O my light, never
Shall I let you leave my heart!
Let me, let me come
where you by me and I by you
Shall be embraced in love.

       

This Translation in Interlinear Format

English Translation by Francis Browne (June 2009)

Contributed by Francis Browne (June 2008)

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