Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt (Johann Michael Bach)

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  • (Posted 2014-02-01)  CPDL #31159:         
Editor: Gerd Eichler (submitted 2014-02-01).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 71 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from manuscript on Bach Digital. Clefs modernized.
  • (Posted 2003-10-25)  CPDL #05846:       
Editor: Michael Dreschel (submitted 2003-10-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 36 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: In original German, scored for ATBB.
  • (Posted 2002-05-25)  CPDL #03614:  Network.png
Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2002-05-25).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 55 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: In English, scored for SATB. Includes a keyboard reduction of the a cappella choral score.

General Information

Title: Ich weiß daß mein Erlöser lebt (I know that my redeemer lives)
Composer: Johann Michael Bach

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: ATBB or SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1853 in Musica Sacra: Sammlung kirchlicher Musik, Teil 1, no. 24
    2nd published: 1933 in The Church Anthem Book, no. 34
Description: Text is Job 19:25-27a

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Ich weiß, daß mein Erlöser lebt.

German.png German text

Christus, der ist mein Leben
sterben ist mein Gewinn,
dem thu ich mich ergeben
mit Fried fahr ich dahin