1. Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut

From Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut, BWV 117, [Versus 1]

Johann Sebastian Bach
G major
(no tempo)
100 measures

German text

English translation

Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut,
Praise and honor be to the highest good,
Dem Vater aller Güte,
to the Father of all goodness,
Dem Gott, der alle Wunder tut,
to God, who works all miracles,
Dem Gott, der mein Gemüte
to God, who fills my spirit
mit seinem reichen Trost erfüllt,
with His sumptuous comfort,
Dem Gott, der allen Jammer stillt.
to God, who quiets all anguish.
Gebt unserm Gott die Ehre!
Give honor to our God!

About the text

  • Author: Johann Jakob Schütz
  • Based on the 1673 hymn by Johann Jakob Schütz (Dürr 2005, 785)
  • Text references: first verse of the 1673 hymn by Johann Jakob Schütz (verbatim)


  • Flauto traverso I
  • Flauto traverso II
  • Oboe I
  • Oboe II
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo


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