Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Vater Unser im Himmelreich/
der du uns alle heissest gleich/
Brüder seyn und dich ruffen an/
und wilt das Beten von uns han/
gib daß nicht beth allein der Mund/
hilf daß es geh von Hertzen-Grund.


Our Father in heaven,
who ordains us all equally
to be brothers and supplicants to you,
and desires to receive our prayer,
grant that we do not pray with our mouth alone
but from the depths of our heart.

Melody: Allmächtig got, her Jesu Christ, The Monk of Salzburg (fl. late 14th century), adapted Martin Luther
Text: Martin Luther (1483-1546)

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Chorale 65 is one of the few still to be tackled by the Community!


From a sequence of Film-Poems by Kivu Ruhorahoza, Moon Road Films. Played by William Whitehead at the organ of Lincoln’s Inn chapel, London. Recording engineer, Gary Cole.