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Text for Cantata 196
Der Herr denket an uns

Original German Text

English Translation

1. SINFONIA

2. CHOR

Der Herr denket an uns und segnet uns;
er segnet das Haus Israel,
er segnet das Haus Aaron.
Der Herr denket an uns!

The Lord remembers us and blesses us;
he blesses the house of Israel,
he blesses the house of Aaron.
The Lord remembers us!

3. ARIA (Sopran)

Er segnet, die den Herrn fürchten,
beide, Kleine und Große.

He blesses those who fear the Lord,
both the meek and great.

4. DUETT (Tenor, Baß)

Der Herr segne euch je mehr und mehr;
euch und eure Kinder.

May the Lord bless you ever more and more,
you and your children.

5. CHOR

Ihr seid die Gesegneten des Herrn,
der Himmel und Erde gemacht hat. Amen.

You are the blessed of the Lord
who made heaven and earth. Amen.


COMPOSED: ?June 5, 1708 (Mühlhausen) likely for the marriage of the pastor, Johann Lorenz Stauber to Regina Wedemann, aunt of Maria Barbara Bach, in Dornheim
LIBRETTO: Psalm 115:12-15
TRANSLATION: 2017 Tobin Schmuck, NYC
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