Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):
Wohl dem! der in Gottes Furcht steht/
und auch auf seinen Wegen geht/
dein eigen Hand dich nehren soll/
so lebst du recht/ und geht dir wohl.
Blessed is he who stands in fear of God,
and also follows His ways.
You should nourish yourself by your own hands,
so that you live righteously and go well.
Melody: Heinrich Schütz – Freiberg 1628
Text: 1523-4, Martin Luther (1483-1546), based on Psalm 128
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The Print Collection
The setting of chorale 87 was commissioned by Harrison and Harrison Ltd and composed by Simon Johnson. Volume 4 was published in 2017 by Edition Peters. Copies may still be available via their website. The Orgelbüchlein Project plans to publish a revised Volume 4 in due course.
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