1. Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott

From Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, BWV 129

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
90 measures

German text

English translation

Gelobet sei der Herr,
Praised be the Lord,
Mein Gott, mein Licht, mein Leben,
my God, my light, my life,
Mein Schöpfer, der mir hat
my Creator, who has
Mein Leib und Seel gegeben,
given me my body and soul;
Mein Vater, der mich schützt
my Father, who has protected me
Von Mutterleibe an,
from my mother’s womb,
Der alle Augenblick
who at every moment
Viel Guts an mir getan.
does much good for me.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on “the five-verse hymn by Johann Olearius (1665)” (Dürr 2005, 379)
  • Text references: first verse of Johann Olearius’ 1665 hymn (Dürr 2005, 379) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 11:33–11:36; John 3:1–3:15

Instrumentation

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

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