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Motet BWV 229
Komm, Jesu, Komm!
English Translation in Parallel Format
Motet BWV 229 - Come, Jesus, come

Event: Motet for unknown occasion
Text: Paul Thymich (1684)

Biblical quotations in green font, chorales in purple

 

Original German Text

English Translation

1

Komm, Jesu, komm, Mein Leib ist müde,
Die Kraft verschwindt je mehr und mehr,
Ich sehne mich Nach deinem Friede;
Der saure Weg wird mir zu schwer!
Komm, ich will mich dir ergeben;
Du bist der rechte Weg,
die Wahrheit und das Leben.

Come, Jesus, come
My body is weary,
My strength fails me more and more,
I am longing
For your peace ;
The bitter way is becoming too difficult for me!
Come,I shall give myself to you;
You are the right way, the truth and the life.

2

Drum schließ ich mich in deine Hände
Und sage, Welt, zu guter Nacht!
Eilt gleich mein Lebenslauf zu Ende,
Ist doch der Geist wohl angebracht.
Er soll bei seinem Schöpfer schweben,
Weil Jesus ist und bleibt
Der wahre Weg zum Leben.

Therefore I put myself in your hands
And bid goodnight to the world!
If my life's course hastens onto the end,
My soul is then well-prepared.
It will rise up to be with its creator
For Jesus is and remains
The true way to life.

     

This Translation in Interlinear Format

English Translation by Francis Browne (March 2008, December 2011)

Contributed by Francis Browne (December 2011)

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