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Cantata BWV 118
O Jesu Christ, mein’s Lebens Licht
English Translation in Parallel Format
Cantata BWV 118 - O Jesus Christ, light of my life

Event:Cantata (or motet) for a funeral
Text: Martin Behm
Chorale
Text: O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht

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Original German Text

 

English Translation

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Lituus I/II, Violino I/II, Viola, Oboe o Bassono, Continuo

 

O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht,
Mein Hort, mein Trost, mein Zuversicht.
Auf Erden bin ich nur ein Gast,
Und drückt mich sehr der Sünden Last.

 

O Jesus Christ, light of my life,
my refuge, my comfort, my reassurance,
on earth I am only a guest

And the burden of sin presses down heavily upon me.

       

This Translation in Interlinear Format

English Translation by Francis Browne (July 2008)

Contributed by Francis Browne (July 2008)

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Chorale Text:
O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht

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