6. Lob sei Gott, dem Vater, g’tan

From Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
b minor
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
8 measures

German text

English translation

Lob sei Gott, dem Vater, g’ton,
Praise be to God the Father,
Lob sei Gott, sein’m eingen Sohn,
praise be to God, His only Son,
Lob sei Gott, dem Heilgen Geist,
Praise be to God, the Holy Spirit,
Immer und in Ewigkeit!
for ever and in eternity!
(“Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland,” last verse)
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • “Based exclusively on Martin Luther’s hymn of 1524 and hence on its model, the Latin hymn Veni redemptor gentium” (Dürr 2005, 78).
  • Text references: eighth verse of Martin Luther’s hymn of 1524 (verbatim)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Romans 13:11–13:14; Matthew 21:1–21:9

Instrumentation

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

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