Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Lob sey Gott in des Himmels-Thron/
der uns geschenckt hat seinen Sohn/
und ihn gesand auf diese Erdn/
daß wir durch ihn sein Kinder werd[e]n/


Praised be God in the throne of heaven
who has gifted us his son
and sent him to this earth
that through him we become his children.
Lord have mercy.

Melody: Michael Altenburg (1584-1640) – Rothenburg ob der Tauber 1623 (Österreicher)
Text: Michael Sachs (1542-1618) – Leipzig 1591 (Baumann)

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Played by William Whitehead on the organ of Lincoln’s Inn Chapel