BWV 34 O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe
After 1740; Parody: 1,3,5 <--- BWV 34a/1, 5, 4.
BG 7; NBA I/13
1. Chorus (S, A, T, B)
O fire everlasting, O fountain of loving,
We wish now, O Highest, thy temple to be,
Ah, let thee our spirits in faith ever please thee.
2. Recit. (T)
Lord, these our hearts hold out to thee
3. Aria (A)
Rejoice, all ye, the chosen spirits,
Who can his blessings; number reckon?
And this is by the lord fulfilled.(2)
4. Recit. (B)
If God doth choose the holy shelters
5. Chorus (S, A, T, B)
Peace be over Israel.
Peace be over Israel,
Peace upon you all he sendeth.
1. I.e., the words of the Gospel, Jn. 14:23.
2. Cf. Ps. 118:23.
3. Cf. Ps. 128:6
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