Die Furcht des Herren, SWV 318 (Heinrich Schütz)

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Editor: Vincent Carpentier (submitted 2002-05-27).   Score information: A4, 2 pages, 184 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Die Furcht des Herren
Composer: Heinrich Schütz

Number of voices: 2vv   Voicing: TT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Basso continuo
Published: Schütz Complete Works - Kleine geistliche Konzerte, Vol. 2 (Spitta)

Description: from 'Kleine geistliche Konzerte', SWV 318

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Die Furcht des Herren ist der Weisheit Anfang;
das ist eine feine Klugheit; wer darnach tut,
des Lob bleibet ewiglich.


English.png English translation

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom:
a good understanding have all they that do thereafter;
the praise of it endureth for ever.


Original text and translations may be found at Psalm 111. (v. 10)