Singing Chorales with Bach: 8th Sunday After Trinity

Eighth Sunday After Trinity

Here are the English versions of the chorales used by Bach for his cantatas for the eighth Sunday after Trinity.

Readings:
Old Test: Jer. 23:16-29
Epistle: Rom. 8:12-17
Gospel: Matt. 7:15-23

BWV 45

Chorale: O God, thou faithful God
Johann Heermann, 1630
Tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1858, alt.
Lutheran Service Book, #696; The Lutheran Hymnal, # 395.
Tune: O Gott, du frommer Gott

BWV 178

Chorale: If God were not upon our side
Justus Jonas, 1524
Tr. Catherine Winkworth, 1869, alt.
Walther’s Hymnal, #438
Tune: Wo Gott der Herr nicht bei uns hält

BWV 136

Chorale: Oh, whither shall I flee
Johann Heermann, 1630
Tr. Mor. H.-B., 1845, alt., but sts. 6, 8, 12, M. Carver, 2012.
Walther’s Hymnal, #230
Tune: Auf meinen lieben Gott