Ich bin die Wurzel des Geschlechtes David (Johann Hermann Schein)

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  • (Posted 2011-05-20)  CPDL #23586:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2011-05-20).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 117 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes:
  • (Posted 2010-12-23)  CPDL #22943:         
Editor: Peter Kaplan (submitted 2010-12-23).   Score information: Letter, 10 pages, 120 kB    Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: In original key. Altus part written in tenor clef.

General Information

Title: Ich bin die Wurzel des Geschlechtes David
Translated Title: I am the Root and the Offspring of David
Composer: Johann Hermann Schein
Larger work: Israelsbrünnlein (Fontana d'Israel)

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicings: SSTTB or SSATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1623 in Fontana d'Israel, no. 24

External websites:

Original text and translations

German.png German text

Ich bin die Wurzel des Geschlechtes David, ein heller Morgenstern.
Es spricht, der solches zeuget: Ja, ich komme bald. Amen, ja komm, Herr Jesu.
Die Gnade unsers Herren Jesu Christi sei mit euch allen.

English.png English translation

I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the brilliant morning star.
The one who has spoken these things says: Yes, I am coming soon. Amen, so come, Lord Jesus!
The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all of you.