4. Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren…Alleluja!

From Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major
Meter
3/4 → 2/4
Structure
none
Length
226 measures

German text

English translation

Sei Lob und Preis mit Ehren
Acclamation and praise with honor be
Gott Vater, Sohn, Heiligem Geist!
To God Father, Son, Holy Spirit,
Der woll in uns vermehren,
Who would increase in us
Was er uns aus Gnaden verheisst,
What he, out of mercy, promises us;
Dass wir ihm fest vertrauen,
That we may trust him steadfastly,
Gänzlich uns lass’n auf ihn,
Wholly leave ourselves over to him,
Von Herzen auf ihn bauen,
Rely on him from the heart,
Dass uns’r Herz, Mut und Sinn
That our heart, courage, and mind
Ihm festiglich anhangen;
May adhere steadfastly to him;
Drauf singen wir zur Stund:
Thus we sing at this hour:
Amen, wir werdn’s erlangen,
Amen, we will obtain it,
Glaub’n wir zu aller Stund.
If we believe at every hour.
 

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: Nun lob, mein Seel, den Herren by Johann Gramman (1530) (adapted)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Galatians 5:25–6:10; Matthew 6:24–6:34

Instrumentation

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

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