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Cantata BWV 20

Mvt. 9

Recitative

Title:

Verlass, o Mensch, die Wollust dieser Welt

Soloists:

A

   

Instruments:

Bc

Text:

Verlass, o Mensch, die Wollust dieser Welt,
Pracht, Hoffart, Reichtum, Ehr und Geld;
Bedenke doch
In dieser Zeit annoch,
Da dir der Baum des Lebens grünet,
Was dir zu deinem Friede dienet!
Vielleicht ist dies der letzte Tag,
Kein Mensch weiß, wenn er sterben mag.
Wie leicht, wie bald
Ist mancher tot und kalt!
Man kann noch diese Nacht
Den Sarg vor deine Türe bringen.
Drum sei vor allen Dingen
Auf deiner Seelen Heil bedacht!

CT:

O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort verse 14 (verse 10 of a shortened version)

Author:

Johann Rist

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