Ach, was soll ich Sünder machen (Chorale), BWV 259 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2002-07-25)  CPDL #03877:     
Editor: Claudio Macchi (submitted 2002-07-25).   Score information: A4 (landscape), 1 page, 83 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Ach, was soll ich Sünder machen (Chorale)
Composer: Johann Flittner
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Johann Flittner

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale   Meter: 877. 877

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1661
  2nd published: 1784 in Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, Teil 1, no. 39
  3rd published: 1898 in 389 Choralgesänge, no. 10
Opus: BWV 0259

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Ach was soll ich Sünder machen?
ach was soll ich fangen an,
mein Gewiesen klagt mich an,
es beginnet auf zuwachen:
dies ist meine Zuversicht,
meinen Jesum lass’ ich nicht.