Singen wir aus Herzensgrund (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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Editor: Marco Gallo (submitted 2004-09-11).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 29 kB   Copyright: Free Art License
Edition notes: listed alphabetically by composer, chorale from cantata BWV 187

General Information

Title: Singen wir aus Herzensgrund
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published:

Description: vv. 4 & 6 of a longer hymn.

External websites:

Original text and translations

German.png German text

Gott hat die Erd’ schon zugericht’t,
Lasst’s an Nahrung mangeln nicht;
Berg und Thal, die macht er nass,
Dass dem Vieh auch wachst sein Gras;
Aus der Erden Wein und Brod
Schaffet Gott, und giebt’s uns satt,
Dass der Mensch sein Leben hat

Wir danken sehr und bitten ihn,
Dass er uns geb’ des Geistes Sinn,
Dass wir solches recht versteh’n,
Stets nach sein’n Geboten geh’n,
Seinen Namen machen gross
In Christo ohn’ Unterlass:
So sing’n wir das Gratias.

English.png English translation

God has crowned the earth with good,
Giving it no lack of food;
Hill and dale He spreads with dew
Grass for cattle to bestrew,
Bread and wine from earth He brings,
Satisfies with goodly things,
That we may all live as kings.

Giving thanks, we Him beseech,
Us the Spirit’s mind to teach,
That, as this we rightly know,
In His will we e’er may go,
Praise His name, extol His cross,
Thus in Christ we bear no loss,
Rightly singing Gratias.

Translation by Matthew Carver © 2011