Ah Lord when my last end is come, BWV 245.40 (Johann Sebastian Bach)
- Editor: Rod Mather (submitted 2002-05-25). Score information: A4, 1 page, 29 kB Copyright: Personal
- Edition notes: English language only.
Title: Ah Lord when my last end is come
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Martin Schalling
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Chorale Meter: 88. 88. 87
First published: 1577 in Straßburg
2nd published: 1863 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 12.1
Opus: BWV 245 , mvt. 40
Description: The chorale Ach Herr, laß dein lieb Engelein from Johannespassion, BWV 245, with words translated into English; translator unknown.
Original text and translations
Ah! Lord, when my last end is come,
bid angels bear my spirit home
To Abraham's bosom going;
My flesh, laid in the quiet tomb,
shall sleep until the day of doom,
Nor pain nor sorrow knowing.
Then, waking from that dark abode,
mine eyes shall see Thee face to face
In boundless joy, O Son of God,
My Savior and my Throne of Grace.
Lord Jesus Christ, give ear to me,
who bring unending praise to Thee.