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Vergiß mein nicht
Text and Translation of Chorale

EKG:
Author: Gottfried Arnold (1714)
Chorale Melody: Vergiß mein nicht | Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach (di S. Bach D. M. Lips.)

 

Vocal Works by J.S. Bach:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Type

 

1-5

BWV 505

All

1736

-

-

-

-

F262

Sacred Song

 

NBA No. 44; Schemelli No. 627.
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

Vergiss mein nicht,
vergiss mein nicht, mein allerliebster Gott.
Ach! höre doch mein Flehen,
ach! lass mir Gnad geschehen,
wenn ich hab Angst und Not,
du meine Zuversicht,
vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht.

To be added

2

Vergiss mein nicht,
vergiss mein nicht, ach treibe fern von mir
des bösen Feindes Tücke,
ingleichen das Gelücke,
das mich nur trennt von dir,
du meines Lebens Licht,
vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht.

 

3

Vergiss mein nicht,
vergiss mein nicht, mein allerhöchster Gott.
Vergib mir meine Sünden,
ach! lass mich Gnade finden,
so hat es keine Not,
wenn solche mich anficht,
vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht.

 

4

Vergiss mein nicht,
vergiss mein nicht, wenn mich die böse Welt
mit ihrer Bosheit plaget
und mir von schätzen saget,
die sie doch nicht behält.
Ich bin ihr nicht verpflicht',
vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht.

 

5

Vergiss mein nicht,
vergiss mein nicht, wenn itzt der herbe Tod
mir nimmt mein zeitlich Leben,
du kannst ein besseres geben,
mein allerliebst Gott;
hör, wenn dein Kind noch spricht:
Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht!

 

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

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