Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Nun lob mein Seel den Herren
was in mir ist den Nahmen sein :/:
Sein Wohlthat thut er mehren/
vergiß es nicht/ O Hertze mein/
hat dir dein Sünd vergeben/
und heilt dein Schwachheit gross/
errett dein armes Leben/
nimmt dich in seinen Schoos/
mit reichem Trost beschüttet/
verjungt dem Adler gleich/
der König schaft Recht/ behütet/
die leiden in seinem Reich.


Now praise the Lord, my soul,
all that is within me, [praise] his name.
He increases his acts of kindness;
do not forget this, o my heart.
He has forgiven you your sins
and heals your great weakness.
He rescues your poor life,
he gathers you into his bosom,
pours down copious comfort,
rejuvenates you like an eagle.
The King acts justly, and protects
those who suffer in his kingdom.

Melody: Johannes Kugelmann, c.1530. Partial contrafactum of Weiß mir ein Blümlein blaue
Text: Paraphrase of Psalm 103, Johann Gramann alias Poliander (1487-1541) – Augsburg 1540

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