Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Mensch wilt du leben seeliglich/
und bey Gott bleiben ewiglich/
solt du halten die zehn Gebot/
die uns gebeut unser Gott/


Mankind, will you live a blessed life
and stay with God forever?
You should keep the Ten Commandments
as our God has bidden us.
Lord have mercy.

Melody: Johann Walter (1496-1570) – Wittenberg 1524
Text: Martin Luther (1483-1546)

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