8. Lobe den Herren, der deinen Stand sichtbar gesegnet

From Herr Gott, Beherrscher aller Dinge, BWV 120a, Part II: Post copulationem

Johann Sebastian Bach
D major
36 measures

German text

English translation

Lobe den Herren, der deinen Stand sichtbar gesegnet,
Praise the Lord, who surely blesses your condition,
Der aus dem Himmel mit Strömen der Liebe geregnet.
who from heaven rains down streams of love;
Denke daran,
consider this,
Was der Allmächtige kann,
what the Almighty can do,
Der dir mit Liebe begegnet.
who comes to meet you with love.
Lobe den Herren, was in mir ist, lobe den Namen.
Praise the Lord, whatever is within me, praise His name!
Alles, was Odem hat, lobe mit Abrahams Samen.
Everything that has breath, praise with Abraham’s heirs!
Er ist dein Licht,
He is Your light,
Seele, vergiss es ja nicht;
soul, do not forget it;
Lobende, schließe mit Amen.
praising, conclude with Amen!
(“Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren,” verses 4 and 5)

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Text references: fourth and fifth verse of Joachim Neander’s 1680 Lobe den Herren, den mächtigen König der Ehren (adapted)


  • Tromba I
  • Tromba II
  • Tromba III
  • Timpani
  • Soprano + Oboe I + Oboe II + Violino I
  • Alto + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo


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