Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Lob sey dem allmächtigen Gott/
der sich unser erbarmet hat/
gesandt seinn allerliebsten Sohn/
aus ihm gebohrn im höchsten Thron.


Praise be to the almighty God
who has taken pity on us,
has sent his dearest Son,
born of Him in the highest throne.

Melody: Paraphrase of Conditor alme siderum (7th century) for Kehrt euch zu mir – Jungbunzlau 1531
(Michael Weiße). Adapted for Lob sei dem – Leipzig 1551 (Valentin Babst)
Text: 1531, Michael Weiße (c.1488-1534)

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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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