Billed as a Fughetta with a tempo indication of "Adagissimo e sempre teneramente," this is the only piece I have ever encountered with the time
signature of 24/32. The text seems to be "lost Moravian." Registration: Zwelwerk Gemshoorn 8' + Tremulant (stilled at very end) coupled to HW Holpijp
8'; PD Subbas 16'. Impulse reverberation added.
Midi File available.
Vermeulen Brothers Organ at Congregation "Vloedschuur," Heteren, Holland (1959) -
Samples by Hauptwerk.nl
- Herr und Ältster deiner Kreuzgemeinde, Op. 65, No. 14
- Chorale Text
1. Help us, O Jesus, Thou mighty Defender,
Help when the forces of evil appear;
Help us to battle and never surrender,
Help us to conquer, and drive away fear;
Satan is cunning, the prince of deceivers,
Bringing disaster to many believers.
2. Help us, O Jesus, in hours of temptation,
When both our faith and our courage are weak;
Teach us to look to the sign of salvation,
And near Thy cross a new armor to seek;
Then we shall conquer, if Thou wilt befriend us,
Thou wilt prevail and our faith will defend us.
3. Help us, O Jesus, when death shall spread terror,
And our poor eyes are too feeble to see;
Cleanse us and purge us from sin and from error;
That we may blindly in faith cling to Thee;
Help us, O Jesus, we conquer in dying,
Unto the last on Thy mercy relying.
--Possibly translated by Rudolph A. John, 1912
Audio track was created with Hauptwerk v. 1 software
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