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Jesu, meines Glaubens Zier
Text and Translation of Chorale

EKG:
Author: Gottfried Wilhelm Sacer (1714)
Chorale Melody: Jesu, meines Glaubens Zier | Composer: Anon (1714)

 

Vocal Works by J.S. Bach:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Type

 

1-5

BWV 472

All

1736

-

-

-

-

F226

Sacred Song

 

NBA No. 8; Schemelli No. 119

 
 

German Text (verses in bold print set by Bach)

English Translation

1

Jesu, meines Glaubens Zier,
wenn ich traure, meine Wonne,
wenn es Nacht ist, meine Sonne,
mein Verlangen für und für.
Du alleine tilgst die Sünden,
du alleine machst mich rein,
du alleine bist zu finden,
wenn ich sonsten ganz allein.

To be added

2

Jesus, deine Todesnot,
lässt mein Leben ewig leben,
was dein Blut mir hat gegeben,
tilgt im Tode selbst den Tod,
wäschet meine Missetaten,
machet Unschuld aus der Schuld,
gibet Rat, wo nicht zu raten,
schenkt mir Gottes Gnad und Huld.

 

3

Jesu, meine Zuversicht,
Jesu, o du mein Erretter,
Jesu, Mittler und Vertreter,
meiner Seelen schönstes Licht,
Jesu, meines Glaubens Mehrer,
meines Herzens Eigentum,
Jesus, Jesu, mein Erhörer
Und mein einzger Preis und Ruhm.

 

4

Dein Blut soll der Balsam sein,
der für meine Sünde dienet.
Du hast mich mit Gott versühnet
Und machst mich wie Schnee so rein,
dass kein Sündenfleck mir schade,
Jesu, meiner Unschuld Pracht,
Dank sei dir für deine Gnade,
die mich hat so rein gemacht.

 

5

Lass mich nicht durch Sündenschuld
deine Liebem Herr, verscherzen,
hilf, dass ich mit reinem Herzen
suche deine Gnad und Huld.
Gib, dass ich mög alles meiden,
was mit Sünde mich befleckt.
Lass mich durch dein blutig Leiden
sein gereinigt und bedeckt.

 

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

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