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Cantata BWV 53
Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde
English Translation in Parallel Format
Cantata BWV 53 - Strike then, longed for hour

Event: Cantata for Funeral
Text: Anon
Composer: Georg Melchior Hoffmann ?

Biblical quotations in green font, chorales in purple

 

Original German Text

 

English Translation

1

Aria A

1

Aria [Alto]

       
 

Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde,
Brich doch an, du schöner Tag!

 

Strike then, longed for hour,
dawn, beautiful day!

 

Kommt, ihr Engel, auf mich zu,
Öffnet mir die Himmelsauen,
Meinen Jesum bald zu schauen
In vergnügter Seelenruh'!
Ich begehr' von Herzensgrunde
Nur den letzten Zeigerschlag!

 

Come,you angels, to me,
open for me the fields of heaven,
so that I am able to behold my Jesus

in contented peace of soul!
I yearn from the bottom of my heart

only for the very last tick of the clock!

Note : in some texts the last line is:

   
 

Nur den letzten Seigerschlag!

 

only for the last victorious stroke!

       

This Translation in Interlinear Format

English Translation by Francis Browne (July 2008)

Contributed by Francis Browne (July 2008)

Cantata BWV 53: Details & Complete Recordings | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2
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