Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):
Hertzliebster Jesu/ was hast du verbrochen/
daß man ein solch scharf Urtheil hat gesprochen?
Was ist die Schuld? In was für Missethaten/
bist du gerathen?
Dearest Jesu, what could you have committed
that such a harsh sentence be
Of what are you guilty? Into what sort of wrongdoing have you fallen?
Melody: Johann Crüger (1598-1662) – Newes vollkömliches Gesangbuch 1640
Text: Johann Heermann (1585-1647) – Leipzig/Breslau 1630
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The Print Collection
The setting of chorale 32 was commissioned by Merton College, Oxford and composed by Gabriel Jackson. It will be part of our printed Volume 1, due for publication in late 2023.
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