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English Translations of Bach's Vocal Works (English-10)
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Cantata BWV 1 How lovely shines the morning star for the Annunciation

Cantata BWV 2 Oh God, look down from heaven for the 2nd Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 3 Oh God, so much heartache for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 4 Christ lay in the bonds of death for Easter

Cantata BWV 5 To where shall I flee for the 19th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 6 Stay with us, for it is becoming evening for the 2nd Day of Easter (Easter Monday)

Cantata BWV 7 Christ our Lord came to the Jordan for the Feast of St. John the Baptist

Cantata BWV 8 Dearest God, when will I die? for the 16th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 9 Salvation has come unto us for the 6th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 10 My soul magnifies the Lord for the Visitation

Cantata BWV 11 Praise God in his realm for Ascension Day

Cantata BWV 12 Weeping, wailing, worries, woes for Jubilate (3rd Sunday after Easter)

Cantata BWV 13 My sighs, my tears for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 14 Were God not with us at this time for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 15 My Jesus was dead for Easter Sunday

Cantata BWV 16 Lord God, you we praise for New Yearís Day (The Circumcision of Christ)

Cantata BWV 17 Whoever offers thanks he praises me for the 14th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 18 Just as the rain and snow fall from the sky for Sexagesima Sunday

Cantata BWV 19 There ensued a battle for the Feast of St. Michael

Cantata BWV 20 O eternity you thunderous word for the 1st Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 21 I had great distress in my heart for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 22 Jesus gathered the twelve and said for Estomihi (Quinquagesima)

Cantata BWV 23 You true God and Davidís Son for Estomihi (Quinquagesima)

Cantata BWV 24 An untainted character for the 4th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 25 There is nothing sound in my flesh for the 14th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 26 Oh how fleeting, oh how futile for the 24th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 27 Who knows how near my ending is? for the 16th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 28 Praise God! the year now comes to an end for the Sunday after Christmas

Cantata BWV 29 We thank you, God, we thank you for the inauguration of the new town council

Cantata BWV 30 Rejoice, redeemed throng for the Feast of St. John the Baptist

Cantata BWV 30a Pleasant Wiederau for acquisition of a manor and court at Wiederau by Johann Christian von Heinnicke

Cantata BWV 31 The heavens laugh! the earth jubilates for Easter

Cantata BWV 32 Dearest Jesus, my desire for the 1st Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 33 In you alone Lord Jesus Christ for the 13th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 34 O eternal fire, O origin of love for Pentecost

Cantata BWV 34a O eternal fire, O origin of love for an unknown Wedding

Cantata BWV 35 Spirit and soul will be confounded for the 12th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 36 Resound joyously on high for Advent I

Cantata BWV 36a Rise joyfully through the air for Birthday of Charlotte Friederike Amalie, second wife of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen

Cantata BWV 36b Joy is aroused Congratulation Cantata for Johann Florens Rivinus

Cantata BWV 36c Resound joyously on high Birthday Cantata for Johann Matthias Gesner, a teacher

Cantata BWV 37 Whoever so believes and is baptized for Ascension Day

Cantata BWV 38 Out of deep agony I cry to you for the 21st Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 39 Break your bread with the hungry for the 1st Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 40 For this the Son of God has appeared for the Feast of St. Stephen (2nd Day of Christmas)

Cantata BWV 41 Jesus, now be praised for New Year's Day

Cantata BWV 42 On that same Sabbath evening for Quasimodogeniti (1st Sunday after Easter)

Cantata BWV 43 God ascends midst exaltation for Ascension Day

Cantata BWV 44 They will banish you for Exaudi (The Sunday after Ascension)

Cantata BWV 45 It has been told you, human, what is good for the 8th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 46 Do look and see, whether any a pain exists like my pain for the 10th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 47 Whoever exalts himself for the 17th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 48 I, a wretched human for the 19th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 49 I go and seek with longing for the 20th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 50 Now is come the salvation and the power for St. Michael and All Angels (Sept. 29)

Cantata BWV 51 Exalt God in all lands! for the 15th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 52 Deceptive world, I do not trust you! for the 23rd Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 53 Do strike, desired hour for an unknown occasion, perhaps a funeral

Cantata BWV 54 Resist sin indeed for Oculi (Third Sunday in Lent)

Cantata BWV 55 I a poor man, I a slave of sin for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 56 I will gladly bear the staff of the cross for the 19th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 57 Blessed is the man who endures temptation for the 2nd Day of Christmas (St. Stephen)

Cantata BWV 58 Oh God, such great heartache for the Sunday after New Year

Cantata BWV 59 Whoever loves me will keep my words for Pentecost

Cantata BWV 60 O eternity, you thunderous word for the 24th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 61 Come now, Savior of the heathens, I for the 1st Sunday in Advent

Cantata BWV 62 Come now, Savior of the heathens,, II for the 1st Sunday of Advent

Cantata BWV 63 Christians, etch this day for Christmas

Cantata BWV 64 Behold what a love the Father has shown us for the 3rd Day of Christmas

Cantata BWV 65 They will all come from Sheba for Epiphany

Cantata BWV 66 Rejoice, you hearts for the 2nd Day of Easter

Cantata BWV 66a Heaven considered Anhaltís glory and fortune for Birthday of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen

Cantata BWV 67 Bear in remembrance Jesus Christ for Quasimodogeniti (2nd Sunday of Easter)

Cantata BWV 68 For God so loved the world for the 2nd Day of Pentecost

Cantata BWV 69 Praise the Lord, my soul, I for the 12th Sunday after Trinity (Inauguration of the New Town Council)

Cantata BWV 69a Praise the Lord, my soul, II for the 12th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 70 Watch! Pray! Pray! Watch!, I for 26th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 70a Watch! Pray! Pray! Watch! II for the 2nd Sunday of Advent

Cantata BWV 71 God is my king from ages past for the Inauguration of the New Town Council

Cantata BWV 72 All according to Godís will alone for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 73 Lord, as you will, so do by me for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 74 Whoever loves me will keep my words, II for Pentecost

Cantata BWV 75 The destitute shall eat for the 1st Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 76 The heavens declare the glory of God for the 2nd Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 77 You shall love God, your Lord, with whole heart for the 13th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 78 Jesus you who my soul for the 14th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 79 God the Lord is sun and shield for Reformation Sunday

Cantata BWV 80 A secure fortress is our God for Reformation

Cantata BWV 80a All that is born of God for Oculi (3rd Sunday in Lent)

Cantata BWV 81 Jesus sleeps, what hope do I have? for the 4th Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 82 I have enough for the Purification

Cantata BWV 83 Gladsome time in the new covenant for the Presentation/Purification

Cantata BWV 84 I delight in my good fortune for Septuagesima Sunday (3rd Sunday before Lent)

Cantata BWV 85 I am a good shepherd for Misericordias Domini (2nd Sunday after Easter)

Cantata BWV 86 Truly, truly, I say to you for Rogate (5th Sunday after Easter)

Cantata BWV 87 Until now you have prayed for nothing in my name for Rogate (the 5th Sunday after Easter)

Cantata BWV 88 Behold, I will send out many fishermen for the 5th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 89 What shall I make of you, Ephraim? for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 90 A horrific ending is heading for you for the 25th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 91 Praised be you, Jesus Christ for Christmas

Cantata BWV 92 I have unto Godís heart and mind for Septuagesima (3rd Sunday before Lent)

Cantata BWV 93 Whoever simply lets dear God prevail for the 5th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 94 What would I ask of the world for the 9th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 95 Christ, he is my life for the 16th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 96 Lord Christ, the Son of God united for the 18th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 97 In all my deeds for an unknown occasion

Cantata BWV 98 Whatever God does, it is done for the good, I for the 21st Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 99 Whatever God does, it is done for the good, II for the 15th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 100 Whatever God does, it is done for the good, III for an unknown occasion

Cantata BWV 101 Remove from us Lord, you faithful God for the 10th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 102 Lord, your eyes look upon faith! for the 10th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 103 You will weep and wail for Jubilate (3rd Sunday after Easter)

Cantata BWV 104 You shepherd of Israel, hear for Misericordias Domini (3rd Sunday of Easter)

Cantata BWV 105 Lord, do not bring judgment against your servant for the 9th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 106 Godís time is the time best of all for a funeral, perhaps for Bach's uncle, Tobias Lämmerhirt

Cantata BWV 107 Why do you grieve for the 7th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 108 It is for your good that I depart for Cantate (4th Sunday after Easter)

Cantata BWV 109 I believe, dear Lord, help my disbelief! for the 21st Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 110 Our mouths be full of laughter for Christmas Day

Cantata BWV 111 What my God wills, may that always occur for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 112 The Lord is my faithful shepherd for Misericordias Domini (2nd Sunday after Easter)

Cantata BWV 113 Lord Jesus Christ, you highest good for the 11th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 114 Oh, dear Christians, take comfort for the 17th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 115 Make yourself ready, my spirit for the 22nd Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 116 You, Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ for the 25th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 117 Laud and honor be to the highest good for an unknown occasion

Cantata BWV 118 O Jesus Christ, light of my life for an unknown occasion, likely a funeral

Cantata BWV 119 Praise, Jerusalem, the Lord for the Town Council Inauguration

Cantata BWV 120 God, one praises you in the stillness of Zion for the Inauguration of the Town Council

Cantata BWV 120a Lord God, ruler over all things for a wedding

Cantata BWV 120b God, one praises you in the stillness of Zion for a wedding

Cantata BWV 121 We shall yet praise Christ for the 2nd Day of Christmas (St. Stephen)

Cantata BWV 122 The newborn little child for the Sunday after Christmas

Cantata BWV 123 Dearest Immanuel, duke of the devout for Epiphany

Cantata BWV 124 I will not let go of my Jesus for the 1st Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 125 With peace and joy I journey there for the Purification (Presentation at the Temple)

Cantata BWV 126 Preserve us Lord, by your word for Sexagesima (2nd Sunday before Lent)

Cantata BWV 127 Lord Jesus Christ, true human and God for Estomihi (the Sunday before Lent)

Cantata BWV 128 Upon Christís accession alone for Ascension Day

Cantata BWV 129 Praise be the Lord for Trinity Sunday

Cantata BWV 130 Lord God, we all praise you for St. Michael and All Angels

Cantata BWV 131 Out of the depths I cry, Lord, to you for an unknown occasion (perhaps a penance service following a fire)

Cantata BWV 132 Prepare the way, prepare the path! for the Fourth Sunday in Advent

Cantata BWV 133 I rejoice myself in you for the 3rd Day of Christmas

Cantata BWV 134 A heart that knows its Jesus lives for the 3rd Day of Easter (Easter Tuesday)

Cantata BWV 134a Time, made up of day and year New Yearís cantata for the House of the Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen

Cantata BWV 135 Oh Lord, me a poor sinner for the 3rd Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 136 Examine me, God for the 8th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 137 Praise the Lord, the mighty King of Glory for the 12th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 138 Why are you afflicted my heart? for the 15th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 139 Blessed is he, who unto his God for the 23rd Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 140 Awake, the voices call to us for the 27th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 141 It is ever certainly true for the 3rd Sunday in Advent

Cantata BWV 142 Unto us a child is born for Christmas Day

Cantata BWV 143 Praise the Lord, my soul for New Years Day

Cantata BWV 144 Take what is yours and go for Septuagesima (3rd Sunday before Lent)

Cantata BWV 145 Arise, my heart, the day of the Lord for the 3rd Day of Easter

Cantata BWV 146 We must traverse great tribulation for Jubilate (3rd Sunday after Easter)

Cantata BWV 147 Heart and mouth and deed and life, I for the Visitation

Cantata BWV 147a Heart and mouth and deed and life, II for the 4th Sunday in Advent (not known if completed or ever rendered)

Cantata BWV 148 Bring to the Lord the honor due his name for the 17th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 149 One sings with joy of the victory for St. Michael and All Angels

Cantata BWV 150 For you Lord do I long for an unknown occasion

Cantata BWV 151 Sweet comfort, my Jesus is coming for the 3rd Day of Christmas

Cantata BWV 152 Step along the path of faith for the Sunday after Christmas

Cantata BWV 153 Behold, dear God, how my foes for Sunday after New Year's Day

Cantata BWV 154 My dearest Jesus is lost for the 1st Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 155 My God how long, oh so long? for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 156 I stand with one foot in the grave for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany

Cantata BWV 157 I will not let go of you for the funeral of ?Johann Christoph von Ponickau (later applied to the Purification)

Cantata BWV 158 Peace be with you for ? The Purification, or 3rd Day of Easter (Easter Tuesday)

Cantata BWV 159 Come, do look, my senses for Quinquagesima (Estomihi) the Sunday before Lent

Cantata BWV 160 I know that my Redeemer lives for Easter Sunday (previously attributed to J. S. Bach)

Cantata BWV 161 Come, you sweet hour of death for the 16th Sunday after Trinity (reworked later in Leipzig for the Purification)

Cantata BWV 162 Alas! I presently behold as I approach the wedding for the 20th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 163 Unto to each his own! for the 23rd Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 164 You who claim to be of Christ for the 13th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 165 O holy font of spirit and water for Trinity Sunday

Cantata BWV 166 Where are you going? for Cantate (the 4th Sunday after Easter)

Cantata BWV 167 You people, extol the love of God for the Feast of St. John the Baptist

Cantata BWV 168 Tally the bill! thunderous word for the 9th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 169 God alone shall have my heart for the 18th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 170 Contented rest, beloved soulís desire for the 6th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 171 God, like your name for New Year's Day

Cantata BWV 172 Resound, you songs for Pentecost

Cantata BWV 173 Exalted flesh and blood for the 2nd Day of Pentecost

Cantata BWV 173a Serene Highness Leopold for the birthday of Prince Leopold of Anhalt-Cöthen

Cantata BWV 174 I love the Most High with all my heart for the 2nd Day of Pentecost

Cantata BWV 175 He calls his sheep by name for the 3rd Day of Pentecost

Cantata BWV 176 It is a defiant and despondent thing for Trinity

Cantata BWV 177 I cry to you, Lord Jesus Christ for the 4th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 178 Were God the Lord not beside us for the 8th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 179 See to it that your fear of God is not hypocrisy for the 11th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 180 Adorn yourself, o dear soul for the 20th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 181 Simpleminded fickle souls for Sexagesima (2nd Sunday before Lent)

Cantata BWV 182 King of Heaven be welcomed for Palm Sunday

Cantata BWV 183 They will banish you, II for Exaudi (The Sunday after Ascension)

Cantata BWV 184 Desired light of joy for the 3rd Day of Pentecost

Cantata BWV 185 Compassionate heart of eternal love for the 4th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 186 Be not concerned, O soul, I for the 7th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 186a Be not concerned, O soul, II for 3rd Sunday in Advent

Cantata BWV 187 All wait upon you for the 7th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 188 I have my confidence for the 21st Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 189 My soul extols and praises for the Visitation

Cantata BWV 190 Sing to the Lord a new song!, I for New Year's Day

Cantata BWV 190a Sing to the Lord a new song, II for the 200th Anniversary of the Augsburg Confession

Cantata BWV 191 Glory to God in the highest for Christmas Day

Cantata BWV 192 Now all thank God for occasion uncertain, perhaps Reformation

Cantata BWV 193 You gates of Zion for the Inauguration of the New Town Council

Cantata BWV 193a You houses of heaven, you shining lights for the Name Day of King August II of Poland (Kurfürst Friedrich August I of Saxony)

Cantata BWV 194 Supremely desirable feast of joy for the dedication of a new church and organ / Trinity Sunday

Cantata BWV 195 For the righteous the light must dawn over and over for a wedding

Cantata BWV 196 The Lord remembers us likely for the marriage of the pastor, Johann Lorenz Stauber to Regina Wedemann, aunt of Maria Barbara Bach, in Dornheim

Cantata BWV 197 God is our assurance for a wedding

Cantata BWV 197a Glory be to God on high for Christmas Day

Cantata BWV 198 Allow, princess, allow just one ray [Funeral Ode] for the funeral of Christiane Eberhardine, Electress of Saxony and Queen of Poland, wife of the Elector Augustus II

Cantata BWV 199 My heart is bathed in blood for the 11th Sunday after Trinity

Cantata BWV 200 I will confess his name for The Purification/Presentation

 

Contributed by Tobin Schmuck (July 2017 - November 2017)

English Translations (English-10): Index by BWV Number | Index by Title | Index by Event | Note on English Translations


Texts & Translations: Main Page | Cantatas BWV 1-50 | Cantatas BWV 51-100 | Cantatas BWV 101-150 | Cantatas BWV 151-200 | Cantatas BWV 201-224 | Other Vocal BWV 225-249 | Chorales BWV 250-438 | Geistliche Lieder BWV 439-507 | AMN BWV 508-524 | Other Vocal 1081-1089 | BWV Anh | Chorale Texts | Emblemata | Sources | Poets & Composers
Discussions: Texts | Translations: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4



 

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