BWV 42 Am Abend aber desselbigen Sabbats
Quasimodogeniti (First Sunday after Easter). Poet unknown; PT (Leipzig, 1731); Facs: Neumann T, p. 442.
2. Jn. 20:19; 4. Jakob Fabricius, verse 1 of "Verzage nicht, o Häuflein klein," (ascribed to M. Altenburg in Fischer-Tümpel, II, #56); 7. Martin Luther, verse 1 of "Verleih uns Frieden gnädiglich" ("Da pacem Domine"), 1529 (Wackernagel, III, #35ff.) with the traditional supplement based on 1 Tim. 2:2, "Gib unsern Fürsten und aller Obrigkeit" by Johann Walter, 1566.
8 April 1725, Leipzig; re-performance 1731 and after 1735 (Neumann Hb).
BG 10; NBA I/11.
2. Recit. [Dictum] (T)
The evening, though, of the very same Sabbath, the disciples assembled,
and the doors had been fastened tightly for fear of the Jews when Jesus
came and walked among them.
3. Aria (A)
Where two and three assembled are(1)
4. Aria (S, T)
Do not despair, O little flock,
5. Recit. (B)
One can from this a fine example summon,
6. Aria (B)
Jesus shall now shield his people
7. Chorale (S, A, T, B)
Now grant us concord graciously,
Give to our princes and all magistrates
1. Cf. Mt. 18:20.
2. Cf. Jn. 20:19.
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