7. Leit uns mit deiner rechten Hand

From Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott, BWV 101

Johann Sebastian Bach
d minor
12 measures

German text

English translation

Leit uns mit deiner rechten Hand
Lead us with Your right hand
Und segne unser Stadt und Land;
and bless our city and land;
Gib uns allzeit dein heilges Wort,
give us Your holy word always,
Behüt für’s Teufels List und Mord;
guard against the devil’s deceit and harm;
Verleih ein selges Stündelein,
grant a blessed little hour to us,
Auf daß wir ewig bei dir sein.
in which we shall be eternally with You!
(“Nimm von uns, Herr, du treuer Gott,” verse 7)

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • “Based on the hymn by Martin Moller, which was written…during a plague in 1584” (Dürr 2005, 483)
  • Text references: seventh verse of the 1584 hymn by Martin Moller (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: 1 Corinthians 12:1–12:11; Luke 19:41–19:48


  • Soprano + Flauto traverso + Oboe I + Cornetto + Violino I
  • Alto + Oboe II + Trombone I + Violino II
  • Tenore + Taille + Trombone II + Viola
  • Basso + Trombone III
  • Continuo: Organo


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