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Vergiss mein nicht (1736) no.73 (BWV 505)

Vergiss mein nicht

Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht,
Mein allerliebster Gott.
Ach! höre doch mein Flehen,
Ach! lass mir Gnad geschehen,
Wenn ich hab Angst und Not,
Du meine Zuversicht,
Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht.
Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht,
Ach! treibe fern von mir
Des bösen Feindes Tücke,
Ingleichen das Gelücke,
Das mich nur trennt von dir,
Du meines Lebens Licht,
Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht.
Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht,
Mein allerliebster Gott.
Vergib mir meine Sünden,
Ach! lass mich Gnade finden,
So hat es keine Not,
Wenn solche mich anficht,
Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht.
Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht,
Wenn mich die böse Welt
Mit ihrer Bosheit plaget
Und mir von Schätzen saget,
Die sie doch nicht behält,
Ich bin ihr nicht verpflicht',
Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht.
Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht,
Wenn itzt der herbe Tod
Mir nimmt mein zeitlich Leben,
Du kannst ein bessres geben,
Mein allerliebster Gott;
Hör, wenn dein Kind noch spricht:
Vergiss mein nicht, vergiss mein nicht!

Do not forget me

Do not, do not forget me,
Most beloved God.
Ah, hear my supplication!
Ah, bestow Thy grace on me,
In my fear and need,
Thou, in whom I trust,
Do not, do not forget me.
Do not, do not forget me,
Banish from me
The wicked, treacherous foe,
As well as Fate
That separates us,
You, the light of my life,
Do not, do not forget me.
Do not, do not forget,
Most beloved God.
Forgive my sins,
Ah, and let me find grace!
If I am then assailed by peril,
I shall be unscathed.
Do not, do not forget me.
Do not, do not forget me,
If the evil world
Plagues me with its wickedness
And tempts me with riches
It does not possess,
I shall not be affected.
Do not, do not forget me.
Do not, do not forget me,
If bitter Death
Now ends my temporal life.
Thou canst grant a better life,
Most beloved God.
Hearken to Thy child’s entreaty;
Do not, do not forget me!

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Composer

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.

Read more here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johann_Sebastian_Bach


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