| BWV 47 Wer sich selbst erhöhet, der soll
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.
Johann Friedrich Helbig, Auffmunterung Zur Andacht (Eisenach, 1720); Facs: Neumann T, p. 304.
1. Lk. 14:11 and 18:14; 5. verse 11 of "Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz?," ca. 1560 (Wackernagel, IV, #90).
13 October 1726, Leipzig.
BG 10; NBA I/23.
1. Chorus [Dictum] (S, A, T, B)
Who himself exalteth, he shall be made to be humble, and who doth
make himself humble, he shall be made exalted.
2. Aria (S)
He who would be called true Christian
God treats all those with his hatred
Who their pride do not abandon.
3. Recit. (B)
Mankind is dirt, stench,(1) earth and ashes;
4. Aria (B)
Jesus, humble yet my spirit
5. Chorale (S, A, T, B)
All temporal praise would I glad forsake
1. OSt emends Stank 'stench' to Staub 'dust.'
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