Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Jesu! der du meine Seele/
hast durch deinen bittern Tod/
aus des Teuffels finstern Höle/
und der schweren Sünden-Noth/
kräftiglich heraus gerissen/
und mich solches lassen wissen/
durch dein angenehmes Wort/
sey doch ietzt/ O Gott/ mein Hort.


Jesu! you who my soul
through your bitter death
from the devil’s dark pit
and the heavy pain of sin
have mightily snatched away,
and have made this known to me
through your gracious word;
be now, O God, my stronghold.

Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Melody: Contrafactum of Daphnis gieng für wenig Tagen – Hamburg 1642 (Theobald Grummer)
Text: Johann Rist (1607-67) – Lüneburg 1641
First known pairing of melody and text: Nicolaus Stenger (1609-80) – Erfurt 1663

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