Aus tiefer Not (Johann Walter)

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  • (Posted 2017-11-05)  CPDL #47216:        Icon_ly_ext.png
Editor: Peter Hilton (submitted 2017-11-05).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 76 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC SA
Edition notes: Set without bar lines.
  • (Posted 2013-06-27)  CPDL #29535:         
Editor: Klaas Spijker (submitted 2013-06-27).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 143 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: transcribed from Wittenbergisch Gsangbüchli, 1524/1537.

General Information

Title: Aus tiefer Not
Composer: Johann Walter
Lyricist: Martin Luther
Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1524 in Etlich Cristlich lider, Wittenberg 1524 (Achtliederbuch, text and tune only), no. 7
  2nd published: 1524 in Geystliche Gesangk Buchleyn, no. 4
  3rd published: 1537 in Geystliche Gesank-Buchlein (Wittenbergisch Gsangbüchli durch Johan. Waltern), no. 13

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Original text and translations

Original text and translations may be found at Aus tiefer Not. Luthers versification of Psalm 130.

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Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir,
Herr Gott, erhoer' mein Rufen,
Dein gnädig' Ohren kehr zu mir,
Und meiner Bitt' sie öffnen!
Denn so du willst das sehen an,
Was Sünd' und Unrecht ist getan,
Wer kann, Herr, vor dir bleiben?