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Two pieces from this work describe a wonderful conversational relationship between the believer and God in the Word and prayer. God promises, and we affirm our trust in his goodness and faithfulness.
The opening bass aria provides a wonderful melodic setting for Jesus’ promise: “Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name will be given to you” (16:23).
In the fifth movement, the tenor aria responds to Jesus’ promise with a bright, positive affirmation of trust: “God’s help is certain!”
God’s help is certain;
if for the moment his help is postponed,
it is not therefore cancelled.
For God’s word makes this clear:
God’s help is certain!
Text by Anonymous