Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Wir haben schwerlich :/:
Herr Gott für dir gesündiget*/ :/:
das sich ietzt leider unter uns befindet :/:
gleich wie die Alten :/:
haben wir uns gehalten/
sündlich zu walten.

* gesündiget = gesünd’get

We have heavily
sinned against you, Lord God;
which is now our sad state of being,
just as our forefathers,
we have stayed
disposed to sin.

Origination:Melody: Anon. – Gotha 1648 (Johann Michael Schall)
Text: Gotha 1648, incerti autoris

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