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Jesu, meines Herzens Freund
Text and Translation of Chorale

EKG:
Author: Johann Flittner (1660)
Chorale Melody: Jesu, meines Herzens Freund | Composer: Johann Rudolf Ahle (1660)

 

Vocal Works by J.S. Bach:

Ver

Work

Mvt.

Year

Br

RE

KE

Di

BC

Type

 

-

BWV 361

-

?

264

264

202

42

F117.1

Chorale [S, A, T, B]

 

1-5

BWV 473

All

1736

-

-

-

-

F266

Sacred Song

 

BWV 473: NBA No. 48; Schemelli No. 696

 
 

German Text (verses in bold print set by Bach)

English Translation

1

Jesu, meines Herzens Freund
süßer Jesu!
Meiner Seelen Seligkeit,
Süßer Jesu!
Des Gemütes Sicherheit,
Süßer Jesu,
Jesu!, süßer Jesu!

To be added

2

Tausendmal gedenk ich dein,
mein Erlöser!
Und begehre dich allein,
mein Erlöser!
Sehne mich, bei dir zu sein,
meiner Erlöser!
Jesu! Mein Erlöser!

 

3

Weide mich und mach mich satt,
Himmelsspeise!
Tränke mich, mein Herz ist matt,
Seelenweide!
Sei du meine Ruhestatt,
Ruh der Seelen!
Jesu! Ruh der Seelen!

 

4

Nicht ist lieblichers als du,
liebste Liebe!
Nichts ist freundlicher als du,
milde Liebe!
Auch nichts süßers ist als du,
süße Liebe!
Jesu!, süße Liebe!

 

5

Ich bin krank, komm stärke mich,
meine Stärke!
Ich bin matt, erquicke mich,
süßer Jesu!
Wenn ich sterbe, tröste mich,
du mein Tröster!
Jesu, du mein Tröster!

 

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

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