Lobe den Herren, BWV 137 (excerpts)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)

Lobe den Herren, BWV 137 (excerpts)
J.S. Bach (1685–1750)

Original Text Translation
 
1. Chorus
Lobe den Herren,
den mächtigen König der Ehren,
Meine geliebete Seele, das ist mein Begehren.
Kommet zu Hauf!
Psalter und Harfen, wacht auf,
lasset die Musicam hören!
 
Praise the Lord,
the powerful King of honors,
O my soul, beloved—that is my desire.
Come in throngs!
Psaltry and lyre, awake,
let music be heard!
 
2. Alto Aria
Lobe den Herren,
der alles so herrlich regieret,
der dich auf Adelers Fittichen
sicher geführet,
der dich erhält,
wie es dir selber gefällt—
hast du nicht dieses verspüret?
 
Praise the Lord,
who rules all things so gloriously,
who upon pinions of eagles
has guided you safely,
who keeps you
as you yourself would wish—
have you not detected this?
 
5. Chorus
Lobe den Herren, was in mir ist,
lobe den Namen!
Alles, was Odem hat, lobe mit Abrahams Samen!
Er ist dein Licht:
Seele, vergiss es ja nicht;
Lobende, schliesse mit Amen!
 
Praise the Lord, all that is in me,
praise his name.
All that has breath, give praise with Abraham's seed!
He is your light:
soul, do not forget it;
you who praise him, close with amen!

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