Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein (BWV 2)

On this page, you will find your way to all relevant information about this chorale cantata by Bach.


Ach Gott, vom Himmel sieh darein (BWV 2)
2. Sonntag nach Trinitatis.
18. Juni 1724, Leipzig (Erstaufführung)

Textdichter Choral:
Martin Luther (1483–1546).
Quelle: Martin Luther, Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein, in: Etliche christliche Lieder Lobgesänge und Psalmen, Augsburg : M. Ramminger 1524, S. 17-18.

Textdichter Kantate:
Martin Luther (1524, nach Psalm 12), Str. 1 u. 6 wörtlich beibehalten, Strophe 2-5 (Satz 2-5) umgedichtet (Verfasser unbekannt).

Hymnological Dossier

This Hymnological Dossier (PDF) contains the text of the song, along with Johann Martin Schamelius’ explanation, from Evangelischer Lieder-Commentarius I, 1724, S. 377. The text of each part of Bach’s chorale cantata is immediately next to the relevant stanza of the song in each case.

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