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Man halte nur ein wenig stille - (Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten) (1724) BWV 93

Man halte nur ein wenig stille - (Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten)

Man halte nur ein wenig stille,
Wenn sich die Kreuzesstunde naht,
Denn unseres Gottes Gnadenwille
Verläßt uns nie mit Rat und Tat.
Gott, der die Auserwählten kennt,
Gott, der sich uns ein Vater nennt,
Wird endlich allen Kummer wenden
Und seinen Kindern Hilfe senden.

Remain silent for a while (BWV 93)

Remain silent for a while,
When the cross’s hour draws nigh,
For our God’s sense of mercy
Never forsakes us in word or deed.
God, who knows His elect,
God, who calls Himself our Father,
Will banish all torment in the end
And succour all His children.

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Johann Sebasian Bach (31 March [O.S. 21 March] 1685 – 28 July 1750) was a German composer and musician of the Boroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg concertos, th Goldburg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and over three hundred cantatas of which around two hundred survive. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.

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Georg Neumark (1621 – 1681) was a German poet and composer of hymns.

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