God is the King of all the earth.@Psalm 47:7

Words: An­on­y­mous, in the Clu­niac Bre­vi­a­ry, 1686, page 506 (Su­preme Rec­tor coel­i­tum). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Will­iam J. Blew, 1852–55.

Music: Ach Gott und Herr, in As Hym­no­dus Sa­cer, ed­it­ed by Chris­ti­a­nus Gall­er (Leip­zig, Ger­ma­ny: 1625). Adapt­ed & har­mo­nized by Jo­hann S. Bach (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann S. Bach
(1685–1750)

O King most high of earth and sky
On prostrate death Thou treadest,
And with Thy blood dost mark the road
Whereby to Heaven Thou leadest.

O Christ, behold Thine orphaned fold,
Which Thou hast borne with anguish,
Steeped in the tide from Thy rent side:
O leave us not to languish!

The glorious gain of all Thy pain
Henceforth dost Thou inherit;
Now comes the hour—then greatly shower
On us Thy promised Spirit!