| BWV 36 Schwingt freudig euch empor
First Sunday in Advent.
2. Martin Luther, verse 1 of "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland" (the translation of "Veni redemptor gentium"), 1524 (Wackernagel, III, #16); 4. Philipp Nicolai, verse 6 of "Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern," 1599; 6. verse 6 of "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland"; 8. final verse of the preceding.
2 December 1731, Leipzig; Parody: 1, 3, 5, 7 ← BWV 36c/1, 3, 5, 7.
BG 7; NBA I/1.
1. Chorus (S, A, T, B)
Soar joyfully aloft amidst the starry grandeur,
2. Chorale (S, A)
Now come, the nations' Savior,
3. Aria (T)
For love draws nigh with gentle paces
When she the bridegroom near beholdeth,
E’en so the heart for Jesus yearns.
4. Chorus (S, A, T, B)
Strike the viols in Cythera
5. Aria (B)
O welcome, love so dear!
6. Chorale (S, A, T, B)
Thou who with the Father mesh,
7. Aria (S)
E'en with our muted, feeble voices
That it him come as a great shout,
Which he in heav'n on high doth hear.
8. Chorale (S, A, T, B)
Praise to God, the Father, be,
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