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Aria: Ich habe genug (1731) BWV 82a

Aria: Ich habe genug

Ich habe genug,
Ich habe den Heiland, das Hoffen der Frommen,
Auf meine begierigen Arme genommen:
Ich habe genug!
Ich hab’ ihn erblickt,
Mein Glaube hat Jesum ans Herze gedrückt,
Nun wünsch ich, noch heute mit Freuden
Von hinnen zu scheiden.
Ich habe genug!

It is enough

It is enough.
I have taken the Saviour, the hope of the devout,
Into my longing arms;
It is enough!
I have gazed on Him,
My faith has pressed Jesus to my heart;
I would now, even today,
Gladly wish to leave this world.
It is enough!

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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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