6. Das hat er alles uns getan

From Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, BWV 91

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
G major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
10 measures

German text

English translation

Das hat er alles uns getan,
He has done all this for us,
Sein groß Lieb zu zeigen an;
to show His great love,
Des freu sich alle Christenheit
All Christianity rejoices over this
Und dank ihm des in Ewigkeit.
and thanks Him in eternity.
Kyrie eleis!
Kyrie eleison!
(“Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ,” verse 7)
 

About the text

  • Author: Unknown
  • Possibly “based on a libretto by the Halle pastor Johann Michael Heineccius” (Dürr 2005, 93)
  • Scripture readings for the day: Titus 2:11–2:14; Luke 2:1–2:14

Instrumentation

  • Corno I
  • Corno II
  • Tamburi
  • Soprano + Oboe I + Oboe II + Oboe III + Violino I
  • Alto + Violino II
  • Tenore + Viola
  • Basso
  • Continuo: Fagotto + Organo

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