Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Es ist das Heyl uns kommen her/
von Gnad und lauter Güte:
Die Werck die helffen nimmermehr/
sie mögen nicht behüten:
Der Glaub sieht Jesum Christum an/
der hat gnug für uns all gethan/
er ist der Mittler worden.


Salvation is come to us
from mercy and great goodness.
Deeds can never help;
they shall not protect.
Faith beholds Jesus Christ
who has done enough for us all.
He has become the intercessor

Melody: Nuremberg 1524, after Fraud uch alle cristenheyt, Mainz c.1380-1410
Text: 1523, Paul Speratus (1484-1545) – Wittenberg 1524 (Joseph Klug)

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