In Gottes Namen fahren wir (Hugo Distler)

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  • (Posted 2017-10-09)   CPDL #46686:     
Editor: Charles Pearson (submitted 2017-10-09).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 167 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: English lyrics: We travel in the name of God
MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
  • (Posted 2017-10-09)   CPDL #46685:       
Editor: Charles Pearson (submitted 2017-10-09).   Score information: Letter, 2 pages, 168 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: :MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

General Information

Title: In Gottes Namen fahren wir
Composer: Hugo Distler
Lyricist: 13th cent.create page

Number of voices: 3vv   Voicing: SSA
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1933

Description: Confirmation motet, 3 vv., strophic

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

1. In Gottes Namen fahren wir,
sein' Hilf' und Gnad' begehren wir.
Bewahr uns heut' des Vaters Güt'
und unser Seel' und Leib behüt!
Kyrieleis!

2. Christus sei unser Geleitsmann,
bleib stetig bei uns auf der Bahn
und wend von uns des Feindes List,
auch was sei'm Wort zuwider ist!
Kyrieleis!

3. Der heilig' Geist auch ob uns halt
mit seinen Gaben mannigfalt',
tröst, stärke uns in aller Not
und führ uns wieder heim mit Gott!
Kyrieleis!
(13th cent.)

English.png English translation

1. We travel in the name of God
and seek the help and grace of God.
And may the Father's goodness still
protect us, body, soul, and will.
Kyrieleis!

2. May Christ our Guide and Escort be,
stay by our side along the way,
and turn away the cunn-ing foe
and all that would God's Word oppose.
Kyrieleis!

3. The Holy Spirit shall uphold
us with His gifts so manifold:
strength, comfort for our ev'ry need,
who to our home with God will lead!
Kyrieleis!