Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, BWV 258 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2020-11-09)  CPDL #61282:         
Editor: Barry Johnston (submitted 2020-11-09).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 44 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, 1787, no. 335. Two stanzas included.

General Information

Title: Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält, BWV 258
Composer: Anonymous
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Justus Jonas

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredChorale   Meter: 87. 87. 887

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1529 in Wittenberg
    2nd published: 1787 in Vierstimmige Choralgesänge, Teil 4, no. 335
    3rd published: 1892 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 39
    4th published: 1898 in 389 Choralgesänge, no. 383
Opus: BWV 258
Description: Words by Justus Jonas, 1524, paraphrase of Psalm 124, with eight stanzas.

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält.