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Johann Pachelbel
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Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern Click to Listen [2:45]
Chorale melody motives used in the manuals, full chorale in the pedal at half speed. Midi File available. Instrument: Marcussen & Son Organ / St. Stefanuschurch / Moerdijk (Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands) (1965) - Samples by Ariaan Hoogendijk

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Chorale Text
German:
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern
Voll Gnad und Wahrheit von dem Herrn,
Die süsse Wurzel Jesse.
Du Sohn Davids aus Jakobs Stamm,
Mein König und mein Bräutigam,
Hast mir mein Herz besessen,
Lieblich
Freundlich,
Schön und herrlich,
Gross und ehrlich,
Reich von Gaben.
Hoch und sehr prächtig erhaben.

English:
How beauteous beams the morning star
With truth and blessing from the Lord,
The darling root of Jesse!
Thou, David's son of Jacob's stem,
My bridegroom and my royal king,
Art of my heart the master,
Lovely,
Kindly,
Bright and glorious, great and righteous, rich in blessings,
High and most richly exalted.
--Z. Philip Ambrose, translator


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