5. Laß, o Fürst der Cherubinen

From Herr Gott, dich loben alle wir, BWV 130

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
2/2
Structure
none
Length
142 measures

German text

English translation

Lass, o Fürst der Cherubinen,
Oh [Jesus,] prince of the cherubim,
Dieser Helden hohe Schar
Let the lofty host of these warriors
Immerdar
Forever
Deine Gläubigen bedienen;
Serve your believers;
Dass sie auf Elias Wagen
So that they [the angels] may carry
Sie zu dir gen Himmel tragen.
Them [the believers] on Elijah’s chariot into heaven, to you.
 

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Based on Paul Eber’s 1554 hymn, which is a paraphrase of Philipp Melanchthon’s 1539 Latin Dicimus grates tibi (Dürr 2005, 696)
  • Text references: tenth verse of Paul Eber’s 1554 hymn (paraphrased)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Revelation 12:7–12:12; Matthew 18:1–18:11

Instrumentation

  • Flauto traverso
  • Tenore solo
  • Continuo: Organo

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