Saturday, April 3, 2010

Holy Saturday: St. John's Passion, Parts 24, 25, 26, 27a and 27b

The Passion according to St. John
set to music by Johann Sebastian Bach
Parts 24, 25, 26, 27a and 27b


Spricht Pilatus zu ihnen:
Soll ich euren König kreuzigen?
Die Hohenpriester antworteten:
Wir haben keinen König denn den Kaiser!

Pilate spoke to them:
Shall I crucify your king?
The high priests answered:
We have no king but Caesar!

Und er trug sein Kreuz
und ging hinaus zur Stätte,
die da heißet Schädelstätt,
welche heißet auf Ebräisch:

And He boar His cross
and went forth to the site,
which is named "The Place of the Skull,"
which in named in Hebrew:

Allda kreuzigten sie ihn,
und mit ihm zween andere
zu beiden Seiten,
Jesum aber mitten inne.

There they crucified Him,
and with him two others
on either side,
with Jesus in the middle.


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

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