|BWV 226 Der Geist hilft unser Schwachheit auf
Funeral of Johann Heinrich Ernesti, Rector of the School of St. Thomas.
Rom. 8:26-27; Martin Luther, verse 3 of "Komm, Heiliger Geist, Herre Gott," 1524 (Wackernagel, I, #19).
24 October 1729, Leipzig.
BG 39; NBA III/1.
Chorus I (S, A, T, B), Chorus II (S, A, T, B)
[Rom. 8:26-27] (Chorus I, Chorus II)
The Spirit doth our weakness help, for we do not know what we should be asking or what is proper; rather, the Spirit himself intercedeth for us, ineffably sighing.
(Chorus I and II)
He who seeks the heart's intention will know what the Spirit's will is; because he intercedeth for the saints as God approveth.
Chorale (Chorus I and II)
O thou holy flame, comfort sweet,
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