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Ist nicht Ephraim mein teurer Sohn

Heinrich Schütz (1585-1672)

from the Psalms of David, SWV 40

Original Text

English Translation

 

Ist nicht Ephraim mein teurer Sohn
und mein trautes Kind?
Denn ich gedenk noch wohl daran,
was ich ihm geredet habe.
Darum bricht mir mein Herz gegen ihn,
daß ich mich sein erbarmen muß,
spricht der Herr.

Is Ephraim my dear son
and my beloved child?
I still remember him
and what I said to him;
therefore my heart breaks for him.
I will surely have mercy on him,
said the Lord.



This piece was performed by the SFBC in Ceremonies and Celebrations: Festive Music of the Colossal Baroque on April 19, 1997, and in Heinrich Schütz: Psalms of David (Psalmen Davids) on March 17, 2001.


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