Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

1. Gott sey gelobet und gebenedeyet/
der uns selber hat gespeiset:
Mit seinem Fleische und mit seinem Blute/
das gib uns/ Herr Gott zu gute/
Kyrie Eleison.

2. Herr/ durch deinen heiligen Leichnam/
der von deiner Mutter Maria kam/
und das heilige Blut/
hilf uns Herr/ aus aller Noth/
Kyrie Eleison.


God be praised and blessed;
he has himself sustained us
with his flesh and with his blood;
Lord God, give us this for our benefit.
Lord have mercy.

Lord, through your holy body,
born of your Mother Mary
and the holy Blood,
help us, Lord, from all trouble.
Lord have mercy.

Melody: Mainz, Prozessionale c.1390, paraphrase of Lauda Sion salvatorem
Text: 1524, Martin Luther (1483-1546), adapted from Medingen c.1350 (Cistercian) et al.

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