1. Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe

From Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe, BWV 167

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
4/4 → 12/8
Structure
none
Length
73 measures

German text

English translation

Ihr Menschen, rühmet Gottes Liebe
You people, glorify God’s love
Und preiset seine Gütigkeit!
and praise His goodness!
Lobt ihn aus reinem Herzenstriebe,
Praise Him out of the simple urgings of your heart,
Daß er uns zu bestimmter Zeit
since He, at the appointed time,
Das Horn des Heils, den Weg zum Leben
has given us the horn of salvation,
An Jesu, seinem Sohn, gegeben.
the path to life in Jesus, His Son.

About the text

  • Author: Anonymous
  • Text references: Luke 1:68–1:69 (paraphrased)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Isaiah 40:1–40:5; Luke 1:57–1:80

Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Tenore
  • Continuo: Organo

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