BWV 196 Der Herr denket an uns

Perhaps the wedding for the pastor Johann Lorenz Stauber and Regina Wedemann, an aunt of Maria Barbara Bach (so Spitta, but cf. Dürr, p. 601).

Poet unknown.

2-5. Ps. 115:12-15.

?5 June 1708, Arnstadt.

BG 13, 1; NBA I/33.


1. Sinfonia

2. Chorus [Dictum] (S, A, T, B)

The Lord careth for us and blesseth us. He blesseth the house Israel, he blesseth the house Aaron.

3. Aria [Dictum] (S)

He blesseth those the Lord fearing, both the humble and mighty.

4. Aria [Dictum] (T, B)

The Lord bless you all now more and more, you and all your children.

5. Chorus [Dictum] (S, A, T, B)

Ye are the anointed ones of God, who heaven and earth hath created. Amen.(1)



1. Bach adds the Amen to the Psalm's text.


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