Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Keinen hat Gott verlassen/
der ihm vertraut allzeit :/:
Und ob ihn gleich viel hassen/
geschicht ihm doch kein Leid/
Gott will die Seinen schützen/
zuletzt erheben hoch/
und geben/ was ihnn nützet/
hie zeitlich und auch dort.


God has not abandoned the man
who trusts in him always.
And though many hate him,
no harm will come to him.
God will protect his own,
at the last raise them on high
and give them what they need,
both in this world and the next.

Melody: Berlin 1640 (Crüger), after Augsburg 1609 (Spaiser)
Text: Anon. – Erfurt 1611

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