This unusual setting sets forth two divisions (in this case the Swell and Great) against each other - they are united only at the end.
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Schantz at First Baptist Church of Riverside, California (1966) sampled by Jonathan Orwig
- Nun freut euch lieben Christen g'mein, BuxWV 210
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- Chorale Text
Nun freut euch, liebe Christen g'mein,
Und laßt uns fröhlich springen,
Daß wir getrost und all' in ein
Mit Lust und Liebe singen,
Was Gott an uns gewendet hat,
Und seine süße Wundertat;
Gar teu'r hat er's erworben.
--Martin Luther (1523)
Heading: "Ein dancklied für die höchsten wolthaten, so vns Gott in Christe erzeigt hat" in Babst's Geystliche Lieder, 1545
Rejoice, dear Christians, and let us joyfully
leap and sing together with pleasure and love,
comforted by what God has done for us
and his sweet miracle.
He has gained us at a very high price.
Heading: "A hymn of thanks for the highest deeds of goodness which God has shown us through Christ" in Babst's Spiritual Songs, 1545
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