Johann Sebastian Bach


BWV 1117
Title Hark! a voice saith, all are mortal
Composed 1708, Weimar
Key B-flat-Major


Movements Chorale
Category Neumeister collection of Yale University
Event Funeral
Author of text Johann Rosenmüller, 1652

Hark! a voice saith, all are mortal,
Yea, all flesh must fade as grass,
Only through Death's gloomy portal,
To a better life ye pass,
And this body formed of clay
Here must languish and decay,
Ere it rise in glorious might,
Fit to dwell with saints in light.

Manuscript Yale University, New Haven

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