Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Durch Adams Fall ist gantz verderbt/
menschlich Natur und Wesen/
dasselb Gift ist auf uns geerbt/
daß wir nicht kuntn genesen/
ohn Gottes Trost/
der uns erlöst/
hat von dem grossen Schaden/
darein die Schlang
Evam bezwang/
Gotts Zorn auf sich zu laden.


Through Adam’s fall is quite corrupted
man’s nature and being.
We have inherited that same poison
from which we cannot recover
without God’s consolation,
which has redeemed us
from the great harm
that was done when the serpent
overcame Eve
to bring God’s wrath down upon her.

Melody: 1528-33, Johann Stuch, contrafactum of Was wöll wir aber heben an
(Song of the Battle of Pavia, 24th January 1524)
Text: Lazarus Spengler (1479-1534) – Wittenberg 1524 (Joseph Klug)

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