Thursday, May 13, 2010

Text for the opening chorus of Bach's Ascension Oratorio

Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen,
Preiset ihn in seinen Ehren,
Rühmet ihn in seiner Pracht;

Laud to God in all his kingdoms,
Praise to him in all his honors,
In his splendor tell his fame;

Sucht sein Lob recht zu vergleichen,
Wenn ihr mit gesamten Chören
Ihm ein Lied zu Ehren macht!

Strive his glory's due to honor
When ye with assembled choirs
Make a song to praise his name!

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