Gott sei Dank durch alle Welt (Hugo Distler)
- Editor: Charles Pearson (submitted 2017-08-15). Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 209 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: English lyrics: "Thanks to God Throughout the World" (ed.)
- Editor: Charles Pearson (submitted 2017-08-15). Score information: Letter, 6 pages, 402 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: In the original printing of this motet, the text of verses 2-9 were printed separately at the bottom of the page, raising many ambiguities about text underlayment. In this edition these questions have been arbitrarily resolved by the editor. Text underlay of v. 1 is that of the composer.
First published: 1933 in Der Jahrkreis, no. 8
Description: Advent motet, 9 vv., strophic, independent counterpoint. Note: v. 6 completes the text of v. 5; v. 9 completes the text of v. 8. Lyricist Heinrich Held (1620-1659).
Original text and translations
| German text
1. Gott sei Dank durch alle Welt,
| English translation|
1. Thanks to God throughout the world,