Friday, April 2, 2010

Good Friday: St. John's Passion, Parts 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18

The Passion according to St. John
set to music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Parts 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18


Christus, der uns selig macht,
Kein Bös' hat begangen,
Der ward für uns in der Nacht
Als ein Dieb gefangen,
Geführt für gottlose Leut
Und fälschlich verklaget,
Verlacht, verhöhnt und verspeit,
Wie denn die Schrift saget.

Christ, who made us blessed,
has done no wrong,
He was for us in the night
Caught like a thief,
Taken before a godless mob
and falsely accused,
mocked, scorned and spit on,
Just as the Scripture says.


For the complete text in German, click here.
For the complete text in English, click here.

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