BWV 229 Komm, Jesu, komm

Occasion unknown.

Paul Thymich, verses 1 and 11 of a funeral aria for the Rector of the School of St. Thomas, Jacob Thomasius (1622-1684); PT in Paul Wagner's Gesangbuch (Leipzig, 1697); Facs: Neumann T, p. 374.

Between 1723 and 1734?, Leipzig.

BG 39; NBA III/1.

Chorus I (S, A, T, B), Chorus II (S, A, T, B)

(Chorus I, Chorus II)

Come, Jesus, come,
My flesh is weary,
My strength doth fade e'er more and more,
For now I yearn
To reach thy stillness;
This bitter path doth me oppress!
Come, myself to thee I'll offer;
Thou art the proper way, the true way and the true life.

Aria (Chorus I and II)

Thus to thy hands myself committing,
I say, O world, to thee "Good night!"
Though haste my life its course to finish,
Yet is my soul now well prepared.
It shall beside its maker hover,
For Jesus is and bides
The proper path to true life.

© Copyright  Z. Philip Ambrose

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