Friday, 22 April 2011

Ich folge dir gleichfalls, St. John Passion by Bach

Good Friday, the day Jesus died is observed by listening to, or taking part in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. He wrote St John Passion and the wellknown St Matthew Passion. You will hear now an aria from St John Passion.

Ich folge dir gleichfalls
mit freudigen Schritten
Und lasse dich nicht,
Mein Leben, mein Licht.
Befördre den Lauf
Und höre nicht auf,
Selbst an mir zu ziehen,
Zu schieben, zu bitten.

I will follow you likewise
with joyful steps
and will not let you go,
my Life, my Light.
Pave the way,
and do not stop
drawing me on,
shoving and imploring me yourself.


Roger Owen Green said...

I will listen later today, when the household's awake!

Arkansas Patti said...

Just beautiful Wil and thanks for the translation.
Have a wonderful Easter.

Pat said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful aria from St. John Passion, Wil. Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday.

George said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful music with us. I hope you have a Blessed Easter.

Kay said...

Wow! She's got such a beautiful voice.

Naturegirl said...

Blessings to you on this Easter weekend.

Anya said...

Happy Easter to all from
Kareltje =^.^= Betsie >^.^<
Anya :)