Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):
Was Gott thut/ das ist wohlgethan/
es bleibt gerecht sein Wille/
wie er fängt meine Sachen an/
wil ich ihm halten stille/
er ist mein Gott/ der in der Noth
mich wohl weiß zu erhalten/
drum laß ich ihn nur walten.
What God does is well done,
his will remains just;
as he takes up my cause,
I want to hold fast to him.
He is my God, who in distress
well knows how to uphold me;
therefore I let only him rule over me.
Melodic origin: Serverus Gastorius (1647-82) after Werner Fabricius
Text: Samuel Rodigast (1649-1708)
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