Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

O Gott/ du frommer Gott/
du Brunn-Quell guter Gaben/
ohn dem nichts ist/ was ist/
von dem wir alles haben/
gesunden Leib gib mir/
und daß in solchem Leib
ein unverletzte Seel
und rein Gewissen bleib.


O God, thou faithful God,
thou source of good gifts;
without whom nothing is which is,
from whom we have all things.
Give me a healthy body,
and that in this body
an unblemished soul
and pure conscience may abide.

Melody: ? Hieronymus Kradenthaller, 1675 – Meiningen 1693
Text: Johann Heermann (1585-1647)

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The setting of chorale 96 was commissioned by the Three Choirs Festival and composed by Anthony Powers. 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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