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Komm süßer Tod
Text and Translation of Chorale

EKG:
Author: Anon (1725)
Chorale Melody: Komm süßer Tod | Composer: J.S. Bach (?) (1736)

 

Vocal Works by J.S. Bach:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Type

 

1-5

BWV 478

All

1736

-

-

-

-

F277

Sacred Song

 

NBA No. 59; Schemelli No. 868.
Arnold Schering considered this as one of only three Schemelli chorales that could definitely attributed to J.S. Bach.

 
 

German Text (verses in bold print set by Bach)

English Translation

1

Komm süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh!
Komm, führe mich in Friede,
weil ich der Welt bin müde,
komm, ich wart auf dich,
komm bald und führe mich,
drück mir die Augen zu
Komm selge Ruh!

To be added

2

Komm süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh!
Im Himmel ist es besser,
da alle Lust viel größer,
drum bin ich jederzeit
schon zum Valet bereit,
ich schließ die Augen zu.
Komm selge Ruh!

 

3

Komm süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh!
O Welt, du Marterkammer,
ach! bleib mit deinem Jammer,
auf dieser Trauerwelt,
der Himmel mir gefällt,
der Tod bringt mich darzu.
Komm selge Ruh!

 

4

Komm süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh!
O, dass ich doch schon wär
Dort bei der Engel Heer,.
Aus dieser schwarzen Welt
Ins blaue Sternenzelt,
hin nach dem Himmel zu.
O selge Ruh!

 

5

Komm süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh!
Ich will nun Jesum sehen
Und bei den Engeln stehen.
Es ist nunmehr vollbracht,
drum Welt zu guter Nacht,
mein Augen sind schon zu.
Komm selge Ruh!

 

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

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