|BWV 131 Aus der Tiefen rufe ich, Herr, zu
Perhaps by Georg Christian Eilmar.
1. Ps. 130:1-2; 2. Ps. 130:3-4 and Bartholomäus Ringwaldt, verse 2 of "Herr Jesus Christ, du höchstes Gut," 1582 (Wackernagel, IV, #1523); 3. Ps. 13:5; 4. Ps. 130:6 and Ringwaldt, verse 5 of the hymn; 5. Ps. 130:7-8.
BG 28; NBA I/34.
1. Chorus [Dictum] (S, A, T, B)
From the depths now call, O Lord, to thee. Lord, hear my voice's crying, and let thine ears consider well the voice of my complaining.
2. Arioso [Dictum] (B) and Chorale (S)
Have mercy on me in such grief,
Remove it from my bosom,
Because thou hast now paid for it
On wood with pains of dying,
So that I might with grievous woe
Within my sinful state not die,
Nor give up hope forever.
3. Chorus [Dictum] (S, A, T, B)
I wait for the Lord, this my spirit waiteth, and I put trust in his word.
4. Aria (T) and Choral (A)
Especially that in my heart,
As I have long lamented,
I, too, an anxious sinner am,
Who is by conscience rankled,
And would so glad within thy blood
From sinfulness be washed and pure
Like David and Manasseh.(1)
5. Chorus [Dictum] (S, A, T, B)
Israel, trust thou in the Lord; for with the Lord there is mercy,
and much redemption with him.
1. Cf. 2 Sam. 12:13 and 2 Chr.
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