Wann unsre Augen schlafen ein, SWV 316 (Heinrich Schütz)

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Edition notes: Transcribed from the Spitta edition on IMSLP. Clefs modernised. Latin underlay omitted. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
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Title: Wann unsre Augen schlafen ein, SWV 316
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Erasmus Alberus

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: SB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Basso continuo

Published: 1639 in Kleine geistliche Konzerte II, Leipzig. Edited by Spitta in his Complete Works, 1887.
Description: from 'Kleine geistliche Konzerte' SWV 316

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Wann unsre Augen schlafen ein,
so laß das Herz doch wacker sein,
halt über uns dein rechte Hand,
daß wir nicht falln in Sünd und Schand.

(Verse 3 of Christe, der du bist der helle Tag,
Alber's 1536 paraphrase of Christe qui lux es et dies)
 

English.png English translation

When our eyes close in sleep
let our hearts yet be stout,
and stretch out thy right hand over us
lest we fall into sin and scandal.
 

Translation by Richard Mix