4. Ich rief dem Herrn in meiner Not

From Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut, BWV 117, Versus 4

Johann Sebastian Bach
G major
14 measures

German text

English translation

Ich rief dem Herrn in meiner Not:
I call to the Lord in my need:
Ach Gott, vernimm mein Schreien!
ah, God, accept my cries!
Da half mein Helfer mir vom Tod
For my Helper has saved me from death
Und ließ mir Trost gedeihen.
and lets me thrive on comfort.
Drum dank, ach Gott, drum dank ich dir;
Therefore I thank, ah God, therefore I thank You;
Ach danket, danket Gott mit mir!
ah, thank, thank God with me!
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: fourth verse of the 1673 hymn by Johann Jakob Schütz (verbatim)


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


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