Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Lobt Gott ihr Christen allzugleich/
in seinem höchsten Thron/
der heut aufschleust sein Himmelreich/
und schenckt uns seinen Sohn/
und schenkt uns seinen Sohn.


Praise God, you Christians, all together
in his highest throne,
who today opens up his heavenly realm
and bestows on us his son,
and bestows on us his son.

Melody and text: Nicolaus Herman (c.1500-61) – Magdeburg c.1550 (Michael Lotther). Based on a Tanzlied

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The Print Collection

J S Bach’s setting of this chorale will be part of our printed Volume 1, due for publication in late 2023.

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