Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder (BWV 135)

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Details

Choralkantate:
Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder (BWV 135).
3. Sonntag nach Trinitatis.
25. Juni 1724, Leipzig (Erstaufführung)

Textdichter Choral:
Cyriakus Schneegaß (1546–1597).
Quelle: Cyriacus Schneegaß, Geistliche Lieder und Psalmen, Erfurt
1597, Nr. XXXVII

Textdichter Kantate:
Cyriakus Schneegaß (1546–1597), 1597, nach Psalm 6; 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. 310. 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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External links

  • Information about this song on Hymnary.org
  • Information and sources of this cantata on Bach-digital.de
  • Information about this cantata text on Bachcantatatexts.org (not published yet)

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