BWV 166 Wo gehest du hin?
Cantate (Fourth Sunday after Easter).
1. Jn. 16:5; 3. Bartholomäus Ringwaldt, verse 3 of "Herr Jesu Christ, ich weiß gar wohl," 1582 (Wackernagel, IV, #1473); 6. Ämilie Juliane von Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, verse 1 of the hymn, 1686 (Fischer-Tümpel, V, #631).
7 May 1724, Leipzig.
BG 33; NBA I/12.
1. Aria [Dictum] (B)
Where to dost thou go?
2. Aria (T)
I'll be unto heaven mindful,
I'll keep e'er that question near:
Man, ah man, where dost thou go?
3. Chorale (S)
I pray to thee, Lord Jesus Christ,
4. Recit. (B)
Like as the rain-sent water soon subsideth
5. Aria (A)
Let ev'ryone beware
That evening be quite other
Than in the morning had been thought.(1)
6. Chorale (S, A, T, B)
Who knows how near to me mine end is?
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