1. Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen

From Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51

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

German text

English translation

Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!
Raise a shout to God in all lands.
Was der Himmel und die Welt
All created things that heaven
An Geschöpfen in sich hält,
And earth contains
Müssen dessen Ruhm erhöhen,
Must exalt his glory;
Mit den Engeln lasst uns heut
With the angels let us today
Unserm Gott ein Loblied singen,
Sing a song of acclamation to our God,
Dass er uns in Neid und Leid
Because he has stood with us
Allezeit hat beigestanden.
In [our] envy and pity at all times.
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Likely composed for a different Sunday, so connections between libretto and scripture readings are few (Dürr 2005, 540)
  • Text references: Matthew 6:30
  • Scripture readings for the day: Galatians 5:25–6:10; Matthew 6:24–6:34

Instrumentation

  • Tromba solo
  • Violino I
  • Violino II
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo: Organo

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