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Johann Friedrich Doles
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Sollt' ich meinem Gott nicht singen? Click to Listen [2:29]
Effusive glorified trio on Great, Choir and Swell, with fairly straightforward Chorale statements. Output volume 0dB, Kirnberger 3 Temperament, Impulse reverberation added. Midi File available. Instrument: Schantz at First Baptist Church of Riverside, California (1966) sampled by Jonathan Orwig

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Chorale Text

Sollt' ich meinem Gott nicht singen?
Sollt' ich ihm nicht fröhlich sein?
Denn ich seh' in allen Dingen,
Wie so gut er's mit mir mein'.
Ist doch nichts als lauter Lieben,
Das sein treues Herze regt,
Das ohn' Ende hebt und trägt,
Die in seinem Dienst sich üben.
Alles Ding währt seine Zeit,
Gottes Lieb' in Ewigkeit.
--Paul Gerhardt, 1659


Shall I not sing praise to Thee,
Shall I not give thanks, O Lord?
Since for us in all I see
How Thou keepest watch and ward;
How the truest tenderest love
Ever fills Thy heart, my God,
Helping, cheering, on their road,
All who in Thy service move.
All things else have but their day,
God's love only lasts for aye.
--trans. by Catherine Winkworth, 1855

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