Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Helft mir Gottes* Güte preisen/
ihr lieben Kinderlein/ :/:
mit Gsang und andern Weisen/
ihm allzeit danckbar seyn/
fürnemlich zu der Zeit/
da sich das Jahr thut enden/
die Sonn sich zu uns wenden/
das neu Jahr ist nicht weit.



Help me to praise God’s goodness,
you dear little children,
with song and other tunes
be thankful to him always,
particularly at the time
when the year draws to a close,
the sun turns towards us,
the new year is not far away.

Melody: Wolfgang Figulus alias Töpfer (c.1525-89?) – Frankfurt an der Oder 1575
Text: 1569, Paul Eber (1511-69) – Wittenberg 1570

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