Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin/
in Gottes Willen/
getrost ist mir mein Hertz und Sinn/
sanft und stille/
wie Gott mir verheissen hat/
der Tod ist mein Schlaf worden.


With peace and joy I now depart
in God’s will
comforted are my heart and mind,
calm and still,
as God has promised me,
death has become my sleep.

Melody: In Hofweise (court tune) style, Martin Luther (1483-1546) – Wittenberg 1524,
adapted ?1529, Johann Walter (1496-1570)
Text: Martin Luther – Wittenberg 1524, from Luke II, 29-32, paraphrase of the Nunc dimittis

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