Chinese Baptist Church of New Orleans 新奥尔良华人浸信会 - 紐奧良華人浸信會
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

       巴赫   Bach - St Matthew Passion 
 2009 年復活節特別獻詩
Easter Special Offering, April 12, 2009 
Adopted from J.S. Bach's
    St. Matthew Passion  

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities:
the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
以賽亞  Isaiah 53:5

O Mensch, bewein’ dein Sünde groß!   
O Man, bewail your great sin!
 Scene 8
 Scene 1 Aria
 Erbarme dich
Have mercy
 Chorale 1
Herzliebster Jesu
O Dearest Jesus
 Chorale 8
 Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen
Although I have strayed from Thee
 Scene 2  Scene 9
 Chorale 2
 Ich bin's, ich sollte büßen
It is I, I should atone 
 Chorale 9

Befiehl du deine Wege

 Commend your way
 Scene 3  Scene 10
 Chorale 3

Erkenne mich, mein Hüter!

Know me, my keeper!
 Chorale 10
Wie wunderbarlich ist doch diese Strafe!

How miraculous indeed is this punishment!

 Scene 4  Scene 11
 Chorale 4
 Ich will hier bei dir stehen
I would stand here beside Thee
 Chorale 11
 O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden!
O head of blood and wounding!
 Scene 5  Scene 12
 Chorale 5
 Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh’ allzeit
What my God wills, may it ever befall
 Chorale 12
 Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden
When once I must depart
Scene 6 Scene 13
Chorale 6
Mir hat die Welt trüglich gericht't
The world has judged me deceitfully
O Mensch, bewein’ dein Sünde groß!   
O Man, bewail your great sin!
Scene 7  
Chorale 7
Wer hat dich so geschlagen?
 Who has buffeted Thee so?
Libretto & Score (pdf)
 Descent from the Cross - Rogier van der Weyden 1435

St Matthew Passion – Choir Director’s Introduction
馬太受難曲 — 來自詩班指揮的介紹
Following the two-millennium Christian tradition, today on Easter Sunday, the coworkers of our church offer a special presentation on the Passion of Jesus Christ.   The program insert describes the Passion oratorio you are about to experience. 
Bach’s masterpiece Passion oratorio consists of four parts: introductory choral preludes, recitative, chorales, and solo arias. The introductory choral preludes give a framework of the entire Passion play and an overview of what we are about to experience. The recitative is the reenactment of Matthew’s Gospel 26-27, played by the main characters in the Bible and narrated by the evangelist Matthew. The chorales express the feelings and emotions of the believers as they watch the unfolding of the Passion play. The solo arias bring the Passion story to the present time by conveying the struggle we face in our spiritual growth. The entire score is over 3 hours long. Due to the difficulty and time limitation, we will only sing one choral prelude and one aria. However, we will present the entire two chapters of the Gospel and the 12 chorales.
This Passion play is an offering in memory of Christ’s sacrifice for us. For the fellow believers, we ask that you too offer yourself as you listen to the play. For those who have not yet accepted Jesus as your personal savior, we pray that you will open your heart for the truth presented in the Gospel. 

2009  復活日 Easter Sunday 馬太受難曲 Bach St Matthew Passion