BWV 82 Ich habe genung
The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (The Presentation of Christ in the Temple).
2 February 1727, Leipzig; again 2 February 1731, perhaps also in 1730, transposed to E minor for flute and soprano.
BG 20, 1; NBA I/28.
1. Aria (B)
I have now enough,
My faith now hath Jesus impressed on my heart;
I would now, today yet, with gladness
Make hence my departure.
2. Recit. (B)
I have now enough.
3. Aria (B)
Slumber now, ye eyes so weary,
Since I have no share in thee
Which my soul could offer comfort.
Here I must with sorrow reckon,
But yet, there, there I shall witness
Sweet repose and quiet rest.
4. Recit. (B)
My God! When comes that lovely "Now!"
5. Aria (B)
Rejoicing do I greet my death,
Which doth here in the world confine me.
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