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

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Composer:Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685-1750), German
Lyricist:Martin Luther
First Line:So feiern wir das hohe Fest
Genre:Classical: Baroque, Cantata
Instruments:Voice (Soprano, Tenor), Continuo
Submitter:Jennings, James R
Email:jennings_jr (e-mail)
Ziptitle:Cantata No. 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden
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:
On this day most blest of days,
Let us keep high festival,
For our God hath showed His grace,
And our Sun hath risen on us all,
And our hearts rejoice to see
Sin and night before Him flee.
English translation by Richard Massie, 1854:
So let us keep the festival
whereto the Lord invites us;
Christ is himself the joy of all,
the Sun that warms and lights us.
By His grace He doth impart
eternal sunshine to the heart.
The night of sin is ended!