J.S.Bach : Komm, susser Tod BWV 478 (Come, Soothing Death)

J.S.Bach : Komm, susser Tod BWV 478 (Come, Soothing Death)

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About 'Komm, susser Tod BWV 478 (Come, Soothing Death)'

Artist: Bach, Johann Sebastian (biography)   (sheet music)
Born:21 March 1685 , Eisenach
Died:28 July 1750 , Leipzig
The Artist:One of the greatest composers of all time. Bach wrote hundreds of pieces for organ, choir, as well as many other instruments. He spent most of his life as a church organist and a choir director. His music combines profound expression with clever musico-mathematical feats, like fugues and canons in which the same melody is played against itself in various ways.
German Text:
Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh!
Komm führe mich in Friede,
weil ich der Welt bin müde,
ach komm! ich wart auf dich,
komm bald und führe mich,
drück mir die Augen zu.
Komm, selge Ruh!

English Text:

Come, sweet death, come blessed rest!
Come lead me to peace
For I am weary of the world,
Oh come! I wait for you,
Come soon and lead me,
Close my eyes.
Come, blessed rest!

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