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Selig! Wer an Jesum denkt
Text and Translation of Chorale

EKG:
Author: Anon (A. G. B. not identifiable)
Chorale Melody: Selig! Wer an Jesum denkt | Composer: Anon (1736)

 

Vocal Works by J.S. Bach:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Type

 

1-3

BWV 498

All

1736

-

-

-

-

F239

Sacred Song

 

NBA No. 21; Schemelli No. 292

 
 

German Text (verses in bold print set by Bach)

English Translation

1

Selig! Wer an Jesum denkt,
der für uns am Kreuz gestorben,
der das Leben uns geschenkt,
der uns seine Gnad erworben.
Ach! ihr Menschen, denket dran,
ach! gedenket,
was Gott hat für euch getan.

To be added

2

O wie groß ist seine Huld!
O wie hat er uns begnadet!
Dass sein liebstes Kind die Schuld
Unsrer Sünden auch sich ladet.
Ach! ihr Menschen, denket dran,
ach! gedenket,
was Gott hat für euch getan.

 

3

Nun, so lang in dieser Zeit
ich auf Erden werde leben,
soll dein Tod, dein Schmerz und Leib
stets für meinen Augen schweben.
Ich gedenke stets daran,
ich gedenke,
was du hast für mich getan.

 

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

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