BWV 376

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Original source: Chorale, Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich, BWV 376
Chorale Text: Lobt Gott, ihr Christen, allzugleich*, by Nikolaus Herman (1560)
Tune: Kommt her, ihr lieben Schwesterlein, by Nikolaus Herman (1554), possibly based on an earlier melody (Zahn 198)
First Performance: Unknown*
Appearance in Early Collections (Key): Riemenschneider 341; Breitkopf 341; AmB 46II p.70
Other Harmonizations: BWVs 151.5, 195.6, 375


This chorale survives without text. The text that appears here is the one provided by editors of the Bach Gesellschaft Ausgabe (BGA).

Speculation regarding liturgical occasion: This setting may have come from a Picander–Jahrgang cantata, Häfner envisioning two particular possibilities: 1) Dieses ist der Tag, den der Herr macht for Epiphany (Picander 11) with the 8th verse of Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich, or 2) Der Herr ist mit uns for the Purification of Mary service (Picander 27) with the 6th verse of the same text. (NBA III/2.2 KB, p.315)

View a complete listing of speculations regarding the liturgical occasions of individual BWV 253–438 chorales.

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