Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Ach lieben Christen/ seid getrost/
wie thut ihr so verzagen/
Weil uns der Herr heimsuchen thut/
lasst uns von Hertzen sagen/
die Straff wir wohl verdienet han/
solches bekenn ein jedermann/
niemand darff sich ausschliessen.


Ah dear Christians, have confidence;
why be so despondent?
Since the Lord causes us affliction,
let us say from our hearts:
we have truly deserved correction.
Everyone must testify to this.
No one must exclude themselves.

Melody: Strassburg 1530 (Köpphel)
Text: Johannes G. Gigas, alias Heune (1514-81)

© The Orgelbüchlein Project. To use or reproduce any of the above, please CONTACT The Orgelbüchlein Project

The Print Collection

The setting of chorale 107 was commissioned by David Clasen and composed by Sally Beamish. Volume 4 was published in 2017 by Edition Peters. Copies may still be available via their website. The Orgelbüchlein Project plans to publish a revised Volume 4 in due course.

Orgelbüchlein Extended

A selection of alternative and more extended compositions commissioned to complement The Print Collection. These are available for download only. To view available pieces and purchase, click HERE

Orgelbüchlein Community

A selection of compositions submitted from all around the world.