Selig sind die Toten, SWV 391 (Heinrich Schütz)

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General Information

Title: Selig sind die Toten, SWV 391
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Source of text: Revelation, 14,13

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella or Instruments (colla parte) and Basso continuo ad lib.

First published: 1648 in Geistliche Chormusik, Op. 11, no. 23
  2nd published: 1889 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 8, no. 23
  3rd published: 2003 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 5, no. 23
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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Selig sind die Toten,
die in dem Herren sterben,
von nun an.
Ja der Geist spricht:
Sie ruhen von ihrer Arbeit
und ihre Werke folgen ihnen nach.

English.png English translation

Blessed are the dead,
that die in the Lord
from now on.
Yea, the Spirit speaks:
they rest from their labors
and their works follow them.

Hungarian.png Hungarian translation

Mostantól fogva boldogok a halottak,
akik az Úrban halnak meg.
Igen, mondja a Lélek,
kipihenik fáradalmaikat,
tetteik pedig elkísérik őket.