3. Laßt uns jauchzen, lasst uns freuen

From Herr Gott, dich loben wir, BWV 16

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
70 measures

German text

English translation

Laßt uns jauchzen, laßt uns freuen:
Let us celebrate, let us rejoice:
Gottes Güt und Treu
God’s goodness and faithfulness
Bleibet alle Morgen neu.
is renewed every morning.
—Krönt und segnet seine Hand,
—Crown and bless His hand,
Ach so glaubt, daß unser Stand
Ah, believe then, that our existence
Ewig, ewig glücklich sei.—
will evermore be happy.—

About the text

  • Author: Georg Christian Lehms
  • Draws from Martin Luther’s German Te Deum and Paul Eber’s 1580 Helft mir Gotts Güte preisen (Dürr 2005, 153).
  • Scripture readings for the day: Galatians 3:23–3:29; Luke 2:21

Instrumentation

  • Corno da caccia
  • Oboe I + Violino I
  • Oboe II + Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenore
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Organo

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