Monday, December 26, 2011

The Complete Weihnachts-oratorium of JS Bach, Part V:I

1. Coro  (S, A, T, B)

Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen,
Dir sei Lob und Dank bereit.

Dich erhebet alle Welt,
Weil dir unser Wohl gefällt,
Weil anheut
Unser aller Wunsch gelungen,
Weil uns dein Segen so herrlich erfreut.


Glory to thee, God, be sung now,
Thee be praise and thanks prepared,

Thee exalteth all the world,
For our good is thy desire,
For today
Is our ev'ry wish accomplished,
For us thy favor brings such splendid joy.



The complete Christmas Oratorio is featured on All for Hymn
beginning at 6:00 PM ET on December 24, 2011
and running every 3 hours.

English Translation © Z. Philip Ambrose, translator, 
Web publication:
Used by permission.

Special thanks to counterpoint85 over on youtube
for posting the complete work.

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