Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ (Melchior Franck)

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Editor: Klaas Spijker (submitted 2020-07-26).   Score information: A4, 5 pages, 131 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC ND
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General Information

Title: Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ
Composer: Melchior Franck
Lyricist: Nikolaus Herman

Number of voices: 6vv   Voicing: SSATTB
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: Basso continuo

First published: 1627-1628 in Rosetulum musicum (Melchior Franck), no. 25

Description: The lyrics are a translation of Philipp Melanchtons distichon Vesperam iam venit. This translation is published first as 8th stanza of a song Danket dem Herrn heut und allzeit in a 1570 collection of some songs by Herman to be sung after dinner (an stadt des Gracias zu singen, nach dem Essen). In 1611 Selnecker used this 8th stanza as the first of his own choral Ach bleib bei uns as it became in use in lutheran churches (e.g. BWV6)

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Ach bleib bey uns, HErr Jesu Christ/
weil das End verhanden ist/
dein Wort O HErr das ewig Liecht/
laß ja bey uns außleschen nicht/

In dieser letzten b'trübten Zeit/
gieb uns auch Bestendigkeit/
daß wir Predigt und Sacrament/
rein behalten biß ans End.