Ach Gott, erhör mein Seufzen und Wehklagen, BWV 254 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Editor: Claudio Macchi (submitted 2002-07-22).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 16 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Editor: Alan Dergal Rautenberg (submitted 2002-03-24).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 36 kB   Copyright: Personal

General Information

Title: Ach Gott, erhör mein Seufzen und Wehklagen (BWV 254)
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Jakob Peter Schechs

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale   Meter: 11 11. 8 11

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1662 in Praxis pietatis melica, Edition 9
  2nd published: 1785 in Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, Teil 2, no. 186
  3rd published: 1898 in 389 Choralgesänge, no. 2
Opus: BWV 0254

Description: Lyrics from Praxis Pietatis, Frankfurt 1662

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Ach Gott, erhör mein Seufzen und Wehklagen,
laß mich in meiner Not nicht gar verzagen
du weiß mein’n Schmerz, erkennst mein Herz,
hast du mir’s auferlegt, so hilf mir’s tragen!