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Jesu, deine Liebeswunden
Text and Translation of Chorale

EKG:
Author: Christoph Wegleiter ()
Chorale Melody: Jesu, deine Liebeswunden | Composer: Anon (1736)

 

Vocal Works by J.S. Bach:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Type

 

1-7

BWV 471

All

1736

-

-

-

-

F228

Sacred Song

 

-

BWV desst

-

           

Chorale [S, A, T, B]

 

BWV 471: NBA No. 10; Schemelli No. 139
BWV deest: chorale setting for 4 voices (Wiemer 8)

 
 

German Text (verses in bold print set by Bach)

English Translation

1

Jesu, deine Liebeswunden,
deine Angst und Todespein
haben mich so hoch verbunden,
dass ich kann beständig sein.

To be added

2

Meine Freude wird zwar sterben,
denn die Welt lässt mich allein
und will mich nun ganz verderben,
doch ich will beständig sein.

 

3

Will mich jedermann verlassen,
soll ich mich nicht mehr erfreun,
will mein Fleisch und Blut mich hassen,
will ich doch beständig sein.

 

4

Geist und Seele, Leib und Leben,
Herz und Sinn ist alles dein,
Alles hab ich dir ergeben
Dass ich kann beständig sein.

 

5

Will mein Glaubenslicht verschwinden,
ei, so soll dein heller Schein
das noch glimmend Docht anzünden,
dass ich kann beständig sein.

 

6

Will der Tod das Herze brechen,
senkt man mich ins Grab hinein,
soll mein Mund doch immer sprechen:
Dir will ich beständig sein.

 

7

Nun du kannst mich wohl erhalten,
wenn ich werde zu dir schrein,
lass die Liebe nicht erkalten,
so will ich beständig sein.

 

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English Translation by Francis Browne (March 2008)
Contributed by Francis Browne (March 2008)

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