2. Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, mein Heil

From Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott, BWV 129, Vers[us] 2

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
3/8
Structure
none
Length
137 measures

German text

English translation

Gelobet sei der Herr,
Praised be the Lord,
Mein Gott, mein Heil, mein Leben,
my God, my light, my life,
Des Vaters liebster Sohn,
the most beloved Son of the Father,
Der sich für mich gegeben,
who gave Himself for me,
Der mich erlöset hat
who has redeemed me
Mit seinem teuren Blut,
with His precious blood,
Der mir im Glauben schenkt
who in faith presents
Sich selbst, das höchste Gut.
Himself to me, the highest good.

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based verbatim on “the five-verse hymn by Johann Olearius (1665)” (Dürr 2005, 379)
  • Text references: second 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

  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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