Cantata No.136

Johann Sebastian Bach

Cantata No.136

BWV136 • “Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz”

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Composed for the eighth Sunday after Trinity, which fell on June 18, 1723, Bach's Cantata No. 136 "Erforsche mich, Gott, und erfahre mein Herz" (Inquire of me, God, and examine my heart) (BWV 136) sets an anonymous text based on Psalm 139:23 and concludes with a chorale by Johann Heermann from 1630. Although there ar...