O Herr hilf, SWV 297 (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • (Posted 2018-05-30)  CPDL #49909:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-05-30).   Score information: A4, 4 pages, 68 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the Spitta edition on IMSLP. Clefs modernised and note values halved in the triple-time section.
  • (Posted 2002-02-05)  CPDL #03205:  IMSLP.png
Editor: Vincent Carpentier (submitted 2002-02-05).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 96 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: revised October 13, 2004

General Information

Title: O Herr hilf
Composer: Heinrich Schütz
Lyricist: Psalm 118 :25-26a

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SST soli
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1636 in Kleine geistliche Konzerte I, Op. 8, no. 16
    2nd published: 1887 in Heinrich Schütz: Sämtliche Werke, Volume 6, no. 16
    3rd published: 1963 in Neue Schütz-Ausgabe, Volume 11, no. 5

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

25  O Herr hilf, o Herr, laß wohl gelingen.
26a  Gelobet sei, der da kommt im Namen des Herren.
Hosianna in der Höhe.

English.png English translation

25  Help me now, O Lord: O Lord, send us now prosperity.
26a  Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord: