Gottes Sohn ist kommen, BWV 600 (Johann Sebastian Bach)

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  • (Posted 2002-12-31)  CPDL #04442:  Icon_pdf_globe.gif
Editor: Helmut Kickton (submitted 2002-12-31).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 38 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: full score arranged in D major

General Information

Title: Gottes Sohn ist kommen bwv 600, also known as Gott, durch deine Güte
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Lyricist: Johann Rohcreate page

Number of voices: 1v   Voicing: Soprano solo
Genre: SecularCantata

Language: German
Instruments: flute, violin, continuo

First published: 1878 in Bach-Gesellschaft Ausgabe, Band 25.2
Opus: BWV 600
Description: The original is a canon at the octave for organ in F major, the second piece in the Orgelbüchlein. The tune is also set as a chorale, BWV 318.

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Gottes Sohn ist kommen
uns allen zu frommen
hier auf dieser Erden
in armen Gebärden,
dass er uns von Sünde
freie und entbinde.

Ein Gesangbuch der Bruder inn Gehemen und Merherrn (Nürnberg, 1544)

English.png English translation

Once He came in blessing,
All our ills redressing,
Came in likeness lowly,
Son of God most holy;
Bore the cross to save us,
Hope and freedom gave us.

Catherine Winkworth, Chorale Book for England, 1863