6. Ertöt uns durch deine Güte

From Bereitet die Wege, bereitet die Bahn, BWV 132

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Based on “a libretto from Salomo Franck’s cycle Evangelisches Andachts-Opffer” (Dürr 2005, 88)
  • Text references: “the fifth verse of the hymn Herr Christ, der einig Gotts Sohn by Elisabeth Creutziger (1524)” (Dürr 2005, 88) (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Philippians 4:4–4:7; John 1:19–1:28

Notes

The four-part setting of the closing chorale, Ertöt uns durch deine Güte” (Mortify us through Your goodness),413 is lost, but can be taken from Ihr, die ihr euch von Christo nennet, BWV 164, transposed to A major.” (Wikipedia)

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