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Cantata BWV 53
Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde
English Translation in Interlinear Format
Cantata BWV 53 - Strike then, longed for hour

Event: Cantata for Funeral
Text: Anon
Composer: Georg Melchior Hoffmann ?

Biblical quotations in green font, chorales in purple

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Aria [Alto]

Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde,
Strike then, longed for hour,
Brich doch an, du schöner Tag!
dawn, beautiful day!

Kommt, ihr Engel, auf mich zu,
Come,you angels, to me,
Öffnet mir die Himmelsauen,
open for me the fields of heaven,
Meinen Jesum bald zu schauen
so that I am able to behold my Jesus
In vergnügter Seelenruh'!
in contented peace of soul!
Ich begehr' von Herzensgrunde
I yearn from the bottom of my heart
Nur den letzten Zeigerschlag!
only for the very last tick of the clock!

Note : in some texts the last line is:

Nur den letzten Seigerschlag!
only for the last victorious stroke!

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This Translation in Parallel Format

English Translation by Francis Browne (July 2008)
Contributed by Francis Browne (July 2008)

Cantata BWV 53: Details & Complete Recordings | Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2
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