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Cantata BWV 82
Ich habe genug
English Translation
Cantate BWV 82 - It is enough

Event: Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Text:
anonymous poet

 

Original German Text

 

English Translation

1

Aria B

1

Song

 

Oboe, Violino I/II, Viola, Continuo

   
 

Ich habe genug,
Ich habe den Heiland, das Hoffen der Frommen,
Auf meine begierigen Arme genommen;
Ich habe genug!

 

It is enough.
I have held the Savior, the hope of all peoples,
In the warm embrace of my arms.
It is enough.

 

Ich hab ihn erblickt,
Mein Glaube hat Jesum ans Herze gedrückt;
Nun wünsch ich, noch heute mit Freuden
Von hinnen zu scheiden.

 

I have seen him,
My faith has impressed Jesus on my heart;
Now I wish this very day
To depart from here with joy.

       

2

Recitativo B

2

Recitation

 

Continuo

   
 

Ich habe genug.
Mein Trost ist nur allein,
Dass Jesus mein und ich sein eigen möchte sein.
Im Glauben halt ich ihn,
Da seh ich auch mit Simeon
Die Freude jenes Lebens schon.
Laßt uns mit diesem Manne ziehn!
Ach! möchte mich von meines Leibes Ketten
Der Herr erretten;
Ach! wäre doch mein Abschied hier,
Mit Freuden sagt ich, Welt, zu dir:
Ich habe genug.

 

It is enough.
My one consolation is this:
That I am Jesus’ beloved and he is mine.
In faith, I hold him.
For in Simeon, I already see
The joy of life to come.
Let us go forth with Simeon!
Ah! if only the Lord
Would free me from my body’s enslavement;
Ah! if indeed my liberation were soon,
With joy I would say to you, O World,
It is enough.

       

3

Aria B

3

Song

 

Violino I/II, Viola, Continuo

   
 

Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen,
Fallet sanft und selig zu!

 

Slumber, my weary eyes,
Fall softly and close in contentment.

 

Welt, ich bleibe nicht mehr hier,
Hab ich doch kein Teil an dir,
Das der Seele könnte taugen.

 

O World, I will linger here no more.
For indeed, I find nothing in you
Pleasing to my soul.

 

Hier muss ich das Elend bauen,
Aber dort, dort werd ich schauen
Süßen Friede, stille Ruh.

 

Here I am resigned to misery,
But there, there I shall feel
Sweet peace and quiet rest.

       

4

Recitativo B

4

Recitation

 

Organo

   
 

Mein Gott! wann kömmt das schöne: Nun!
Da ich im Friede fahren werde
Und in dem Sande kühler Erde
Und dort bei dir im Schoße ruhn?
Der Abschied ist gemacht,
Welt, gute Nacht!

 

My God! When will I hear that precious word: “Now!”
Then I will depart in peace,
And rest both here in the humus of the cool earth
And there within your bosom.
My departure is at hand,
O World, good night!

       

5

Aria B

5

Song

 

Oboe, Violino I/II, Viola, Continuo

   
 

Ich freue mich auf meinen Tod,
Ach, hätt er sich schon eingefunden.

 

With gladness, I look forward to my death,
(Ah! if only it had already come.)

 

Da entkomm ich aller Not,
Die mich noch auf der Welt gebunden.

 

Then shall I escape all despair
That still enslaves me now on earth.

       

--

English Translation: Peter Graney (January 2005)

Contributed by Peter Graney (July 2006)

Cantata BWV 82: Details
Recordings:
Until 1950 | 1951-1960 | 1961-1970 | 1971-1980 | 1981-1990 | 1991-2000 | From 2001 | Recitative and Aria for Soprano from Anna Magdalena Notenbüchlein | Recordings of Individual Movements
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Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | BWV 508-523 Anna Magdalena Notenbüchlein - General Discussions
Articles:
Text, music and performative interpretation in Bach’s cantata Ich habe genug [Uri Golomb] | Sellars Staging [Uri Golomb] | The Need for Bach: A discussion of his life, Jauchzet Gott in Allen Landen, BWV 51 and Ich habe genung, BWV 82 [Sean Burton]
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