Eins bitte ich vom Herren, SWV 294 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-29)  CPDL #49897:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-05-29).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 51 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Spitta edition on IMSLP. Clefs modernised.
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General Information

Title: Eins bitte ich vom Herren
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Psalm 27 :4

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: Tenor duo
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1636 in Kleine geistliche Konzerte I, Op. 8, no. 13
  2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 6, no. 13
  3rd published: 1963 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 10, no. 20

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Eins bitte ich vom Herren, das hätte ich gern,
dass ich im Hause des Herrn möge bleiben mein Lebelang
zu schauen die schönen Gottesdienst des Herren und seinen Tempel zu besuchen.

English.png English translation

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after;
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to seek him in his temple.