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Motet BWV Anh 159
Ich Lasse Dich Nicht, Du Segnest Mich Denn
English Translation in Parallel Format
Motet
BWV Anh 159 - I will not let you go, until you bless me

Event: Motet for 2 Choirs for Funeral or later Remembrance of the Deceased Service.
Possibly for the Funeral of the Mayor of Arnstadt’s wife, Margarethe Feldhaus, née Wedemann on July 3, 1713.
Text: Genesis 32:27 (Section I); 3rd verse of a chorale “Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz” by Erasmus Alber (Section II)
Composer: Sections I & II by J.S. Bach; Final Chorale probably not by J.S. Bach

Biblical quotations in green font, chorales in purple

 

Original German Text

 

English Translation

1

Section I [S, A, T, B / S, A, T, B]

1

Section I [S, A, T, B / S, A, T, B]

 

Continuo

   
 

Ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn,
Mein Jesu ich lasse dich nicht, du segnest mich denn!

 

I will not let you go, until you bless me,
My Jesus, I will not let you go, until you bless me!

       

2

Section II [S, A, T, B / S, A, T, B]

2

Section II [S, A, T, B / S, A, T, B]

 

Continuo

 

Continuo

 

Weil du mein Gott und Vater bist,
dein Kind wirst du verlassen nicht.
du väterliches Herz!
Ich bin ein armer Erdenkloß,
auf Erden weiß ich keinen Trost.

 

Since you are my God and father,
You will not abandon your child,
You who have a father's heart!
I am a poor clod of earth,
On earth I know no consolation.

       

3

Anhang (Final Chorale) [S, A, T, B / S, A, T, B]

3

Anhang (Final Chorale) [S, A, T, B / S, A, T, B]

 

Continuo

 

Continuo

 

Dir, Jesu, Gottes Sohn, sei Preis,
daß ich aus deinem Worte weiß,
was ewig selig macht!
Gib das ich nun auch fest und true
in diesem meinem Glauben sei.

 

To you Jesus, God's son, be praise,
That from your word I know
What makes blessed forever
Grant also that I may be firm and faithful
In this faith of mine.

 

Ich bringe Lob und Ehre dir,
daß du ein ewig Heil auch mir
durch deinen Tod erwarbst.
Herr, dieses Heil gewähre mir,
und ewig, ewig dank ich dir.

 

I give praise and honour to you
That you have won an eternal salvation for me
Through your death
Lord, may you grant me this salvation
And may I always, always thank you

       

This Translation in Interlinear Format

English Translation by Francis Browne (December 2012)

Contributed by Francis Browne (December 2012)

Motet BWV Anh 159: Details & Recordings
German-5 | Translations: English-3I | English-3P | English-5 | English-10 | Hungrian-2

Johann Christoph Bach: Short Biography | Motet Ich lasse dich nicht, BWV Anh 159 | Motet Merk auf, mein Herz und sieh dorthin, BWV Anh 163 | Motet Der Gerechte, ob er gleich zu zeitlich stirb

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