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Ich freue mich in dir
Text and Translation of Chorale

EKG:
Author: Kaspar (Caspar) Ziegler (1697)

 

Chorale Melody 1: O Gott, du frommer Gott - Melody 1 | Composer: Anon (1539)

Vocal Works by J.S. Bach:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Type

 

All

BWV 465

-

b 1736

-

-

-

 

F231

Sacred Song [S]

 

BWV 465: Schemelli 13 (or 194) “Ich freue mich in dir

 

Chorale Melody 2: O Gott, du frommer Gott - Melody 3 | Composer: Ahasverus Fritsch (1679)

Vocal Works by J.S. Bach:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Type

 

4

BWV 197a

Mvt. 7

1728

-

-

-

 

A11:7

Chorale [S, A, T, B]

 

-

BWV 1125

-

?

-

-

-

113

 

Chorale

 

-

BWV 398

-

1728

311

277

312

 

F45.2b

Chorale [S, A, T, B]

 

BWV 1125: “O Gott, du frommer Gott” probably from a lost cantata
BWV 398 = BWV 197a/7

 

Chorale Melody 3: O Gott, du frommer Gott - Melody 4 | Composer: Anon

Vocal Works by J.S. Bach:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Type

 

1

BWV 133

Mvt. 1

1724

-

-

-

-

A16:1

Chorus (Chorale) [S, A, T, B]

 

4

BWV 133

Mvt. 6

1724

61

181

60

56

A16:6

Chorale [S, A, T, B]

 
 
 

German Text (verses in bold print set by Bach)

English Translation

1

Ich freue mich in dir
Und heiße dich willkommen,
Mein liebstes Jesulein;
Du hast dir vorgenommen,
Mein Brüderlein zu sein.
Ach, wie ein süßer Ton!
Wie freundlich sieht er aus,
Der große Gottessohn!

I rejoice in you
and bid you welcome,
my dearest little Jesus;
you have resolved
to be my little brother.
Ah! what a sweet sound!
How friendly he looks,
the great son of God!

2

Gott senkt die Majestät,
Sein unbegreiflich Wesen,
In eines Menschen Leib;
Nun muß die Welt genesen.
Der allerhöchste Gott
Spricht freundlich bei mir ein,
Wird gar ein kleines Kind
Und heißt mein Jesulein.

God lowers his majesty,
his incomprehensible being,
into a human body;
now the world must grow better.
The most high God
speaks as a friend with me,
he even becomes a small child
and is called my little Jesus.

3

Wie lieblich klingt es mir,
Wie schallt es in die Ohren!
Es kann durch Stahl und Erz
Und harte Felsen bohren,
Das liebste Jesulein.
Wer Jesum recht erkennt,
Der stirbt nicht, wenn er stirbt,
Sobald er Jesum nennt.

How dear this [name] sounds to me,
how it resounds in my ears!
It can pierce through steel and bronze
and hard rock,
my dearest little Jesus.
The person who rightly knows Jesus
does not die when he dies,
as soon as he names Jesus.

4

Wohlan, so will ich mich
An dich, o Jesu, halten,
Und sollte gleich die Welt
In tausend Stücke spalten.
O Jesu, dir, nur dir,
Dir leb' ich ganz allein,
Auf dich, allein auf dich,
Mein Jesu, schlaf' ich ein.

Come then, I want
to cling to you, o Jesus,
even if the world at once
were to split in a thousand pieces.
O Jesus, for you, only for you,
for you alone may I live,
inyou, alone in you,
my Jesus, may I sleep.

--

English Translation by Francis Browne (April 2003)
Contributed by Francis Browne (April 2003)

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