Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

O Jesu du edle Gabe/
mich mit deinem Blute labe/
daran hab ich meine Freude/
und stets meiner Seelen-Weide/
dein Blut mich von Sünden wäschet/
und der Höllen-Gluth auslöschet.


O Jesu, you noble gift,
refresh me with your blood
in which I have my joy
and the eternal pasture of my soul.
Your blood washes away my sins
and extinguishes hell’s embers.

Melody: 17th century, transmitted by Philipp Züehl (1662-1730) – Darmstadt 1699
Text: Johann Bötticher (1613-1672) – Nuremberg 1676 (Gerhard & Göbel)

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Played by William Whitehead at St Mary’s Putney on the Marcussen organ