Wedding Music

Mein Glaubiges Herzes

My Heart Ever Faithful by

An aria with a showy obligato cello part.

Full Title Mein Glaubiges Herzes (My Heart Ever Faithful) – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Notes An aria from the Cantata No. 68, Also hat Gott die Welt geliebt composed for Whit-Monday in 1725, and part of the second cycle of cantatas that Bach wrote as the cantor of Saint Thomas in Leipzig.


Performers required

  • Originally for Soprano, Cello and Orchestra
  • Arrangements for Soprano with Cello and Organ (or Piano)
  • Also: Soprano and Organ (or Piano)
  • also for Soprano with trumpet and Organ
  • or for Organ alone
  • or Piano alone

Source of printed music

Mein gläubiges Herze,
Frohlocke, sing, scherze,
Dein Jesus ist da!
Weg Jammer, weg Klagen,
Ich will euch nur sagen:
Mein Jesus ist nah.

My faithful heart,
delight, sing, play,
your Jesus is here!
Away with sorrow, away with lamenting,
I will only say to you:
my Jesus is near.

© Fergus Black

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