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Cantata No. 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden, Versus V

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File:jsbcant4-05.nwc (February 2007) 6 kB
Full name of work:Cantata No. 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden, Versus V
Composer:Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), German
Lyricist:Martin Luther
First line:Hier ist das rechte Osterlamm,
Music category:Classical: Baroque, Cantata
Instruments:Violin I, Violin II, Viola I Viola II, Voice (Bass), Continuo
Name of file creator:James R. Jennings

e-mail address:jennings_jr "at" verizon "dot" net
Running time:00:02:23
Comments:This movement is one of 7 movements in the complete work,
and was sequenced by J. R. Jennings in 2006. The continuo
realization is by J. R. Jennings, copyright 2006, and is found
on staves named "Continuo realization Ia", "Continuo realization
Ib", and/or "Continuo realization II". While cantata No. 4 was
probably composed between 1708 and 1724, individual movements
may have been composed in various different years.

English translation by Catherine Winkworth, 1855:
Now our Paschal Lamb is He,
And by Him alone we live,
Who to death upon the tree,
For our sake Himself did give.
Faith His blood strikes on our door,
Death dares never harm us more.

English translation by Richard Massie, 1854:
Here the true Paschal Lamb we see,
whom God so freely gave us.
He died on the accursed tree,
so strong His love to save us.
See, His blood doth mark our door;
faith points to it, Death passes o'er,
And Satan cannot harm us.