Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BWV 65 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Contributor: Paolo Pandolfo (submitted 2017-01-15).  Score information: A4, 27 pages, 1.76 MB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: scan of Bernhard Todt's Piano-vocal score

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Editor: Christopher R. Baker (submitted 2000-11-27).   Copyright: CC BY 1.0
Edition notes: site links to 3 German verses, including Ein Kind geboren zu Bethlehem as well as many English and Latin verses. The 4th stanza "Die Könge aus Saba kamen dar" is used as the second movement Cantata 65

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Title: Sie werden aus Saba alle kommen, BVW 65
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredCantata for Epiphany

Language: German
Instruments: Orchestra: 2 Recorders, 2 Oboes da Caccia, 2 Horns, Strings, BC

Published: BGA 44 1895

Description: first performed on 6 January 1724

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Original text and translations

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Ein Kind geboren zu Bethlehem

Original text and translations may be found at Puer natus in Bethlehem.

German.png German text

1. Ein Kind geborn zu Bethlehem
des freut sich Jerusalem,
Alleluja, alleluja

2. Hie leit in dem Krippelein,
Ohn Ende ist der Herrschaft sein,
Alleluja!

3. Das Öchselein und das Eselein
Erkannten Gott den Herren sein
Alleluja

4. Die König aus Saba kamen dar,
Gold, Weihrauch, Myrrhen brachtn sie dar
Alleluja!

5. Zu dieser weihnachtlichen Zeit
Sei Gott gelobt in Ewigkeit
Alleluja!

6. Wir lobn die heilig Dreifaltigkeit
Von nun an bis in Ewigkeit
Alleluja!

English.png English translation

1. A child is born at Bethlehem
for whom Jerusalem rejoices
Alleluja, alleluja

2. He lies here in the manger
who reigns eternally,
Alleluja

3. The ox and the donkey
recognise that the child is the Lord.
Alleluja

4. The kings come from Sheba,
they bring gold, incense and myrrh
Alleluja

5. In this Christmas season
may God be praised for ever
Alleluja

6. We praise the Holy Trinity
from now to eternity
Alleluja