Allein auf Gottes Wort (Johann Walter)

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  • (Posted 2023-06-25)  CPDL #74337:       
Editor: Jonathan Wessler (submitted 2023-06-25).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 57 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: stanza 1 only.
  • (Posted 2002-02-23)  CPDL #03282:     
Editor: Helmut Kickton (submitted 2002-02-23).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 46 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: a cappella, in A4 format, score available in PDF and Postscript.
  • (Posted 2002-02-23)  CPDL #04203:  Network.png
Editor: Helmut Kickton (submitted 2002-02-23).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 69 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Arrangement for SA (on lower parts) with 2 recorders, also available in SATB format.

General Information

Title: Allein auf Gottes Wort
Composer: Johann Walter

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

Language: German
Instruments: a cappella

First published: 1609 in Musae Sioniae, siebender Theil (Michael Praetorius), no. 212

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Allein auf Gottes Wort will ich
mein Grund und Glauben bauen;
das soll mein Schatz sein ewiglich,
dem ich allein will trauen.
Kein menschlich Weisheit will ich nicht,
dem göttlich Wort vergleichen;
was Gottes Wort klar spricht und richt
soll billig alles weichen.