BWV 79 Gott der Herr ist Sonn und Schild
1. Ps. 84:12; 3. Martin Rinckart, verse 1 of the hymn, 1636 (Fischer-Tümpel, I, #526). 6. Ludwig Helmbold, last verse of "Nun lasst uns Gott, dem Herren," 1575 (Wackernagel, IV, #932).
31 October 1725, Leipzig; revised after 1728.
BG 18; NBA I/31.
1. Chorus [Dictum] (S, A, T, B)
2. Aria (A)
God is our true sun and shield!
With our spirits ever thankful,
For he loves his little band.
And he shall still further guard us
Though our foes their arrows sharpen,
And the hound of hell should howl.
3. Chorale (S, A, T, B)
Now thank ye all our God
4. Recit. (B)
Thank God we know it,
5. Aria (S, B)
God, O God, forsake thy people
6. Chorale (S, A, T, B)
Preserve us in the true path,
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