BWV 200 Bekennen will ich seinen Namen

The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (The Presentation of Christ in the Temple).

Poet unknown (fragmentary).

After 1735, perhaps in the 1740's (so Dürr, p. 545).

C. F. Peters (1935); NBA I/28.

1. Aria (A)

Acknowledge will I his name's honor,
He is the Lord, he is the Christ,
In whom the seed of every nation
Salvation and redemption hath.
No death robs me of confidence:
The Lord is of my life the light.(1)

1. This text is an adaptation of the "Song of Simeon" (the "Nunc dimittis"), Lk. 2:29-32.

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