Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Herr Jesu Christ du höchstes Gut/
du Brunnquell aller Gnaden/
sieh doch wie ich in meinem Muth/
mit Schmertzen bin beladen/
und in mir hab der Pfeile viel/
die im Gewissen ohne Ziel/
mich armen Sünder drücken.


Lord Jesus Christ, thou greatest good,
thou wellspring of all grace,
see how my spirit
is burdened with sorrows
and many arrows in me
and in my conscience, without end,
stick fast, poor sinner that I am.

Melody: Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654) – Görlitz 1650 – after Stwořiteli Bože milý (Dear God, creator),
Bohemian Brethren (Nuremberg 1561), as printed in Görlitz 1585
Text: Bartholomäus Ringwaldt (1532-99)

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