Cantata for the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Bach composed this rather short cantata for his first Leipzig cantata cycle and performed it for the first time on 23rd of January 1724. The theme of the cantata is Jesus’ healing the lazar and the captain of Capernaum, asking him to heal one of his servants (Matthew 8, 1-13). Bach performed the cantata again in a revised version in his late Leipzig time (on 21st of January 1748 or on 26th January 1749) where he changed the corno part in the opening choir to organ.
The score contains the first aria for tenor, oboe obligato and basso continuo and is based on the facsimile parts (Bachs complete score is unfortunately lost).