Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

Von Gott will ich nicht lassen/
denn er lässt nicht von mir/
führt mich auf rechter Strassen/
da ich sonst irret sehr/
reichet mir seine Hand/
den Abend als den Morgen/
thut er mich wohl versorgen,
sey/ wo ich woll/ im Land.


I will never let go of God,
for he does not let go of me;
he leads me on the right path,
for otherwise I would badly stray.
He stretches out his hand to me,
in the evening as in the morning,
he well provides for me,
wherever I may be in the land.

Melody: Erfurt 1571/72, contrafactum of Einmal ging ich spazieren, after the Italian folksong, La Monica
Text: Ludwig Helmbold (1532-98)

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The Print Collection

The setting of chorale 93 was commissioned by Choir and Organ magazine and composed by Stephen Hough. 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.

Orgelbüchlein Extended

A selection of alternative and more extended compositions commissioned to complement The Print Collection. These are available for download only. To view available pieces and purchase, click HERE


Composed by Stephen Hough and played by William Whitehead at the organ of Lincoln’s Inn Chapel, London