9. Hilf deinem Volk, Herr Jesu Christ

From Preise, Jerusalem, den Herrn, BWV 119

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
20 measures

German text

English translation

Hilf deinem Volk, Herr Jesu Christ,
Help Your people, Lord Jesus Christ,
Und segne, was dein Erbteil ist.
and bless Your inheritance.
Wart und pfleg ihr’ zu aller Zeit
Look after and care for them at all times
Und heb sie hoch in Ewigkeit!
and exalt them in eternity!
Amen.
Amen.
(“German Te Deum,” verse 4)
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: Martin Luther’s 1529 German version of Te Deum (verbatim)

Instrumentation

  • [Soprano + Flauto dolce I + Flauto dolce] II + Oboe I + Violino I
  • Alto + Oboe II + Violino II
  • Tenore + Oboe da caccia + Viola
  • Basso + Continuo

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