BWV 118 and 118b O Jesu Christ, meins Lebens Licht

Occasion unknown.

Martin Behm, verse 1 of the hymn, 1610.For BWV 118b, verses 1 and 2.

1736/1737, Leipzig.

BG 24; NBG XVII,1; NBA III/1.



1. Chorus [Verses 1 and 2] (S, A, T, B)

O Jesus Christ, my life's true light,
My prize, my strength, hope to my sight,
On earth here am I but a guest
And by sin's burden sore oppressed.

Upon thy parting, Lord, I trust,
On it my final journey thrust.
For me of  heaven make wide the doors
When of my life I've closed its course.


Copyright  Z. Philip Ambrose


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