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Cantata BWV 27

Mvt. 1

Chorale & Recitative

Title:

Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende?

Soloists:

S, A, T

Choir:

SATB

Instruments:

Cor, 2 Ob, 2 Vn, Va, Bc

Text:

Chor:
Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende?

 

Sopran:
Das weiß der liebe Gott allein,
Ob meine Wallfahrt auf der Erden
Kurz oder länger möge sein.

 

Chor:
Hin geht die Zeit, her kommt der Tod,

 

Alt:
Und endlich kommt es doch so weit,
Dass sie zusammentreffen werden.

 

Chor:
Ach, wie geschwinde und behände
Kann kommen meine Todesnot!

 

Tenor:
Wer weiß, ob heute nicht
Mein Mund die letzten Worte spricht.
Drum bet ich alle Zeit:

 

Chor:
Mein Gott, ich bitt durch Christi Blut,
Mach's nur mit meinem Ende gut!

CT:

Wer weiß, wie nahe mir mein Ende verse 1

Author:

Ämilie Juliane von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt

CM:

Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten

Composer:

Georg Neumark

Score:

 

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