Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Wer nur den lieben Gott läßt walten/
und hoffet auf ihn allezeit/
der wird ihn wunderlich erhalten
in aller Noth und Traurigkeit.
Wer Gott dem Allerhöchsten traut/
der hat auf keinen Sand gebaut.


Whoever lets dear God prevail,
and hopes in him at all times,
will be wonderfully upheld by him
in all distress and sorrow.
Whoever trusts in God the most high,
has not built on sand.

Melody and text: Georg Neumark (1621-1681) – Jena 1657

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Volume 4 was published in 2017 by Edition Peters. Copies may still be available via their website. J S Bach’s setting of this chorale will be part of our revised Volume 4 which we plan to publish in due course.

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