O Hilf, Christe, Gottes Sohn! (Heinrich Schütz)

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  • CPDL #12901:        (Finale 2004)
Editor: Maria Jesus Luelmo (submitted 2006-10-23).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 232 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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SATB version

  • CPDL #02541:         
Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2001-04-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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ATTB version

  • CPDL #02542:       
Editor: Denis Mason (submitted 2001-04-25).   Score information: A4, 3 pages, 104 kB   Copyright: Personal
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General Information

Title: O Hilf, Christe, Gottes Sohn!
Alternative title: Help Us, Oh Christ
Composer: Heinrich Schütz

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicings: SATB or ATTB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

Published: 1666

Description: Last chor of Johannespassion, with the German original words (Michael Weisse, c.1531). He translated them from the Latin text "Patris sapientia, veritas divina" (XIV century).

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Original text and translations

German.png German text

O hilf, Christe, Gottes Sohn,
Durch dein bitter Leiden,
Daß wir stets dir unerthan
All Untugend meiden,
Deinen Tod und sein Urfach
Fruchtbarlich bedenken,
Dafür, wiewohl arm und schwach,
Dir Dankopfer schenken.