BWV 77.6

Original source: Cantata, Du sollt Gott, deinen Herren, lieben, BWV 77
Chorale Text #1: Wenn einer alle Ding verstünd (verse 8), by David Denicke (1657) NB: See note below about the texts for this chorale.
Chorale Text #2: O Gottes Sohn, Herr Jesu Christ (verse 5), by David Denicke
Tune: Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein, Erfurt 1524, based on a pre–Reformation melody (Zahn 4431)
First Performance: 22 August 1723, 13th Sunday after Trinity
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 253; Breitkopf 253; Dietel 10; AmB 46II p.225
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 2.6, 153.1

Comparative score: Three settings of Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein aligned and placed in the same key (PDF)


The manuscript for this chorale has no text. The first text included here is suggested as a possible option by the editor in the BGA (Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe). The second text is suggested by the editors of the NBA (Neue Bach Ausgabe).

bach– by Luke Dahn. Copyright 2017.