Hymn Information

PLEASE NOTE: Not all verses may be sung and words may vary in the particular hymn presentation.

I Would Beside My Lord (from Bach: St. Matthew’s Passion)
Words: Original German text compiled by Christian Friedrich Henrici
Music: I Would Beside My Lord | Johann Sebastian Bach
Aria (Tenor) with Choir

Tenor: I would beside my Lord be watching,

Choir: And so our sins will fall asleep.

Tenor: By His cross I am saved from sin and loss;
His sorrows win my soul its ransom.

Choir: The griefs that He for us endureth
How bitter yet how sweet are they.