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Chorale BWV 250
Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
English Translation
Chorale BWV 250 - What God does, that is done well

Event: Wedding
Text:
Samuel Rodigast (1676)
Chorale Text:
Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan
Date:
Possibly 1729

 

Original German Text

 

English Translation

1

Choral

1

Chorale [S, A, T, B]

 

Corno I/II, Oboe e Violino I col Soprano, Oboe d'amore e Violino II coll' Alto, Viola col Tenore, Continuo

 

Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan,
Es bleibt gerecht sein Wille;
Wie er fängt meine Sachen an,
Will ich ihm halten stille.
Er ist mein Gott,
Der in der Not
Mich wohl weiß zu erhalten;
Drum lass ich ihn nur walten.

 

What God does, that is done well,
his will remains just.
However he deals with my affairs,
I want calmly to place my whole trust in him.
He is my God,
who in my troubles
knows well how to support me;
therefore I yield power to him alone.

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English Translation by Francis Browne (July 2009)

Contributed by Francis Browne (July 2009)

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