Ich weiß das mein Erlöser lebet (Melchior Franck)

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Editor: Klaas Spijker (submitted 2020-07-25).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 128 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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Title: Ich weiß das mein Erlöser lebet
Composer: Melchior Franck
Lyricist: bible, Job 19:25-27acreate page

Number of voices: 5vv   Voicing: SATTB
Genre: SacredMotetFuneral music

Language: German
Instruments: basso continuo

First published: 1627-1628 in Rosetulum musicum (Melchior Franck), no. 24

Description: The original title reads: In obitum Filii autoris charissimi [or 'dilectissimi' or 'desideratissimi' in other partbooks] (at the death of the author's beloved son). Franck lost his wife and two children in the 30 year war. His son Valentin died in 1625. For the death of his daughter Margaretha in 1633 he wrote the motet Ist Gott für mich.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

25 Aber ich weis das mein Erlöser lebet /
vnd er wird mich hernach aus der Erden auffwecken.
26 Vnd werde darnach mit dieser meiner haut vmbgeben werden /
vnd werde in meinem fleisch Gott sehen.
27 Den selben werde ich mir sehen /
vnd meine augen werden jn schawen /
vnd kein frembder.
(Job 19, 25-27a Luther bibel 1545)