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Chorale BWV 251
Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut
English Translation
Chorale BWV 251 - Let there be praise and honour for the highest good

Event: Wedding
Text:
Johann Jakob Schütz (1675)
Chorale Text:
Sei Lob und Ehr' dem höchsten Gut
Date:
Possibly 1729

 

Original German Text

 

English Translation

1

Choral

1

Chorale [S, A, T, B]

 

Corno I/II, Oboe e Violino I col Soprano, Oboe d'amore e Violino II coll' Alto, Viola col Tenore, Continuo

 

Sei Lob und Ehr dem höchsten Gut,
Dem Vater aller Güte,
Dem Gott, der alle Wunder tut,
Dem Gott, der mein Gemüte
Mit seinem reichen Trost erfüllt,
Dem Gott, der allen Jammer stillt:
Gebt unserm Gott die Her.

 

Let there be praise and honour for the highest good,
for the father of all goodness,
for that God , who does all wonders,
for that God who fills my spirit
with his rich consolation,
for God, who eases all misery.
Give honour to our God!

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English Translation by Francis Browne (July 2009)

Contributed by Francis Browne (July 2009)

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