Saturday, April 3, 2010

Holy Saturday: St. John's Passion, Part 39

The Passion according to St. John
set to music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Part 39


Ruht wohl, ihr heiligen Gebeine,
Die ich nun weiter nicht beweine,
Ruht wohl und bringt auch mich zur Ruh!
Das Grab, so euch bestimmet ist
Und ferner keine Not umschließt,
Macht mir den Himmel auf und schließt die Hölle zu.

Rest well, you holy bones,
For which I will no longer weep,
Rest well and bring me to rest also!
You are destined to the grave
where no anguish surrounds You,
Open up heaven and close off hell for me.


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

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