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
Length
8 measures

German text

English translation

Lob sei Gott, dem Vater, ton,
Praise be given to God the Father;
Lob sei Gott, sein’m eingen Sohn,
Praise be to God his only Son [Jesus];
Lob sei Gott, dem Heilgen Geist,
Praise be to God the Holy Spirit;
Immer und in Ewigkeit!
Ever [here on earth], and [there] in eternity!
 

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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