Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Wir dancken dir Herr Jesu Christ!
daß du für uns gestorben bist/
und hast uns durch dein theures Blut/
gemacht für Gott gerecht und gut.


We thank you, Lord Jesus Christ,
that you died for us,
and through your precious blood have
made us righteous and good before God.

Melody: Adapted Johannes Eccard (1553-1611) – Königsberg 1597, from ? Daniel Rump (Ülzen 1587)
Text: Christoph Fischer (1518-98), Schmalkalden Manuscript 1568

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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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Orgelbüchlein Community

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