An awesome Aria - BWV 508 - from the 1725 Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach which was prepared, gift editing, and published by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750). Could possible be a gift from J. S. Bach to his wife to celebrate a very special occasion: possibly, either her 24th birthday on September 22nd, 1725, or their wedding anniversary on December 3rd.
The Aria is based on a melody composed by Gottfried Heinrich Stoelzel (1690 - 1749) . The Aria opens with the phrase - "Bist Du Bei Mir”, translated "Be Thou With Me”.
After his first wife died, Johann Sebastian Bach then married Anna Magdalena Wilcken, herself a gifted soprano and daughter of the court trumpeter of Prince Saxe-Weissenfels. They had 13 children, of whom Johann Christoph Friedrich and Johann Christian became significant musicians.