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Text for Cantata 53
Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde

Original German Text

English Translation

ARIA (Alt)

Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde,
brich doch an, gewünschter Tag!
Kommt, ihr Engel, auf mich zu,
öffnet mir die Himmels-Auen,
meinen Jesum bald zu schauen
in vergnügter Seelen-Ruh'.
Ich begehr' von Herzens Grunde
nur den letzten Seigerschlag.

Do strike, desired hour,
do dawn, you desired day!
Come before me, you angels,
open to me heavenís pastures,
soon to behold my Jesus
in pleasant tranquility.
I yearn from the depths of my heart
only for that final stroke of the pendulum!


COMPOSED: likely Georg Melchior Hoffmann ca. 1730 (Leipzig) for an unknown occasion, perhaps a funeral
LIBRETTIST: unknown
TRANSLATION: 2017 © Tobin Schmuck, NYC
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