Singing Chorales with Bach: 9th Sunday After Trinity

Ninth Sunday After Trinity

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

Readings:
Old Test: 2 Sam. 22:26-34
Epistle: 1 Cor. 10:6-13
Gospel: Luke 16:1-9

BWV 94

Chorale: What is the World to Me?
Georg Michael Pfefferkorn, 1645– 1732;
Tr. August Crull, 1845– 1923, alt.
Lutheran Service Book, # 730; The Lutheran Hymnal # 430.
Tune: Was frag ich nach der Welt

 BWV 105

Chorale: Jesus, who in sorrow dying
Johann von Rist, 1641
Tr. sts. 1a, 2b, 12, A. T. Russell, 1851, alt.; sts. 6, 8 Mor. H.-B., 1808, alt; sts. rest, M. Carver, 2012.
Walther’s Hymnal, #221
Tune: Meinen Jesum laß ich nicht.

BWV 168

Chorale: Lord Jesus Christ, Thou highest Good
Bartholomäus Ringwaldt, 1588
Tr., C. Winkworth, 1869, alt., but st. 2, F. W. Young, 1877, alt.; st. 5, M. Carver, 2012.
Walther’s Hymnal, #216
Tune: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut

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