|BWV 102 Herr, deine Augen sehen nach dem
Tenth Sunday after Trinity.
Poet unknown (Christoph Helm?)(1); PT (Rudolstadt, 1726).
1. Jer. 5:3; 4. Rom. 2:4-5; 7. Johann Heermann, verses 6 and 7 of "So wahr ich lebe, spricht dein Gott," 1630 (Fischer-Tümpel, I, #318).
25 August 1726, Leipzig; Parody:1 → Mass in G Minor, BWV 235/1; 3 and 5 → Mass in F Major, BWV 233/4 and 5.
BG 23; NBA I/19.
1. Chorus [Dictum] (S, A, T, B)
Lord, thine eyes look after true believing! Thou smitest them,
but they do not feel it; thou vexest them, but they reform
themselves not. Their countenance is more obstinant than a rock
and they would not be converted.
2. Recit. (B)
Where is the image true which God hath stamped within us,
3. Aria (A)
Woe that spirit which its mischief
Yea, doth from its God's dear mercy
4. Arioso [Dictum] (B)
Despisest thou the richness of his mercy, his patience and
forbearance? Knowest thou not that thee God's kindness thee to
repentance calleth? But thou dost, because of thy stubbornness and
impenitent spirit, store for thyself great wrath on the day of
wrath and the revelation of God's righteous judgement.
5. Aria (T)
Be frightened yet,
6. Recit. (A)
In waiting danger lies;
7. Chorale (S, A, T, B)
Alive today, today repent,
Help, O Lord Jesus, help thou me,
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