Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Christum wir sollen loben schon/
der reinen Magd Marien Sohn/
so weit die liebe Sonne leucht/
und an der Welt ihr Ende reicht.
(Underlay from Walter 1524)


We should indeed praise Christ,
son of the pure Virgin Mary,
as far as the lovely sun shines
and reaches to the ends of the world.

Melody: Adapted from A solis ortus cardine, Johann Walter (1496-1570) – Wittenberg 1524
Text: Translation of A solis ortus cardine, 5th century, [Coelius] Sedulius,
published in Erfurt 1524, Martin Luther (1483-1546)

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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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