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Lyrics to Ach Herr From Saint John Passion

Lyrics to Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein | Final Chorus (No. 40) from <i>The Passion of Saint John</i> Final Chorus (No. 40) from The Passion of Saint John

Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein
Ah, Lord, let Your dear little angel,
Am letzten End die Seele mein
at my final end, take my soul
In Abrahams Schoss tragen,
to Abraham's bosom.

Den Leib in seim Schlafkammerlein
Let my body, in its little sleeping chamber,
Gar sanft ohn eigne Qual und Pein
softly, without any anguish or pain,
Ruhn bis am juengsten Tage!
rest until the last day!

Alsdenn vom Tod erwecke mich,
At that day wake me from death,
Dass meine Augen sehen dich
so that my eyes may see You
In aller Freud, o Gottes Sohn,
in all joy, O Son of God,
Mein Heiland und Genadenthron!
my Savior and Throne of grace!

Herr Jesu Christ, erhoere mich,
Lord Jesus Christ, hear me,
Ich will dich preisen ewiglich!
I will praise You eternally!


Music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyrics by Martin Schalling (1571)