When Thou Art Near (Bist Du bei Mir) composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Arranged by Noel Goemanne. For SATB choir, Organ. Sacred. Medium Difficullt. Octavo. Duration 2:15. Published by Universe (JK.00056).
A female soloist (middle c to d - a 9th higher) is used throughout this arrangement. The German text is also included. The original song, "Bist Du Bei Mir" is from the Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook. It is written for organ accompaniment. When Christ is near, we have no doubt or fear because He brings joy and peace. The song is also a prayer for protection, guidance and strength.