Text known to Bach (Weimar 1713):

In dich hab ich gehoffet/ Herr/
hilf/ daß ich nicht zu Schanden werd/
noch ewiglich zu Spotte/
das bitt ich dich/ erhalte mich
in deiner Treu Herr Gotte.


In thee, Lord, have I put my trust,
help me that I am not put to confusion,
nor eternally to scorn.
I implore thee, preserve me
in thy truth, Lord God.

Melody: 14th-century Bohemian. Jesus ist ein süsser Nam – Munich 1478
Text: Adam Reusner (c.1496-1572 or 82)

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The Print Collection

The setting of Chorale 97 was commissioned by The Orgelbüchlein Project and composed by Nigel Allcoat. 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

Orgelbüchlein Community

A selection of compositions submitted from all around the world.


This setting of Chorale 97 was composed by Ēriks Ešenvalds and played by William Whitehead at the organ of Lincoln’s Inn Chapel, London. We hope to publish this setting as part of Orgelbüchlein Extended.