Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Ach Gott und Herr/
wie groß und schwer
sind mein begangne Sünden/
da ist niemand der helffen kan/
in dieser Welt zu finden.


Ah, God and Lord,
how great and heavy
are the sins I have committed.
There is no one who can help
to be found in this world.

Melody: Leipzig 1625 As Hymnodus Sacer (Christian Gall)
Text: 1604, Martin Rutilius alias Rüdel (1551-1618)

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