2. Herr Gott, dich loben wir

From Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied, BWV 190

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor → A major
Meter
4/4
Length
22 measures

German text

English translation

Herr Gott, dich loben wir,
Lord God, we praise you,
Daß du mit diesem neuen Jahr
Since you, with this new year,
Uns neues Glück
send us new fortune
und neuen Segen schenkest
and new blessing
Und noch in Gnaden an uns denkest.
and still think upon us in grace.
Herr Gott, wir danken dir,
Lord God, we thank you,
Daß deine Gütigkeit
since your goodness
In der vergangnen Zeit
in times past
Das ganze Land und unsre werte Stadt
has protected the entire land
Vor Teurung, Pestilenz und Krieg
and our worthy city
behütet hat.
from inflation, disease and war.
Herr Gott, dich loben wir,
Lord God, we praise you,
Denn deine Vatertreu
for your fatherly love
Hat noch kein Ende,
has still no end,
Sie wird bei uns noch alle Morgen neu.
it is still renewed for us every morning.
Drum falten wir,
Therefore for this reason,
Barmherzger Gott, dafür
merciful God,
In Demut unsre Hände
we fold in humility our hands
Und sagen lebenslang
and lifelong speak praise and thanks
Mit Mund und Herzen Lob und Dank.
with our mouths and hearts.
Herr Gott, wir danken dir!
Lord God, we thank you!
(German “Te Deum”)
 
 

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Instrumentation

  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano chorale
  • Alto chorale, solo
  • Tenore chorale, solo
  • Basso chorale, solo
  • Continuo

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