BWV 209 Non sa che sia dolore
Farewell to a scholar called to Ansbach.
Date unknown: Neumann T: 1729?.
BG 29; NBA I/41.
2. Recit. (S)
He knows not what true grief there is
3. Aria (S)
Part thou, then, to our deep sadness,
Most fitly wilt thou serve her;
Pass on from shore to shore now,
Propitious find the wind and billows.
4. Recit. (S)
Thy knowledge the span of thy years belieth,
5. Aria (S)
To port now with fear and with sorrow,
But upon his prow contented
Doth with singing face the sea.
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