May the Father's Boundless Love, from the Wedding Cantata BWV 202, Weichet Nur. This gavotta - the ninth movement, Sehet in Zufriedenheit - has the character of a light arioso.


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May the Father's boundless love (from the Wedding Cantata BWV 202, Weichet Nur) – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
May the Father's boundless love,
and the grace of Christ our Saviour,
rest upon us from above
with the Holy Spirit's favour.

With each other and the Lord
may this pair abide in union.
Joys which earth cannot afford
may they share in sweet communion.

Words by John Newton (adapted)

Original text
Sehet in Zufriedenheit
Tausend helle Wohlfahrtstage,
Dass bald bei der Folgezeit
Eure Liebe Blumen trage!

See in contentment
a thousand bright and prosperous days,
so that soon as time passes
your love may bear its flower!