Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Herr Gott! erhalt uns für und für/
die reine Catechismus-Lehr/
der jungen einfältigen Welt/
durch deinen Luther fürgestellt.


Lord God, preserve for us now and forever
the pure teaching of the Catechism,
which to this young, naïve world
was by your Luther presented.

Melody: Joachim à Burck (1546-1610) – Mühlhausen 1578 & 1594
Text: Ludwig Helmbold (1532-98)

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The Print Collection

The setting of chorale 63 was commissioned jointly by Shirley Stack and the South Bank Centre and composed by Kalevi Aho. It is part of our printed Volume 3, now available for purchase.

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