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O Lord, Look Down from Heaven, Behold

“O Lord, Look Down from Heaven, Behold” (Ach Gott vom Himmel, sieh darein), text by Martin Luther (1523). Tune, Erfurt (1524). Setting by Hans Leo Hassler (1608). Homophonic, SATB.

May God Bestow on Us His Grace (SWV 164)

“May God Bestow on Us His Grace” (Es wolle Gott uns gnädig sein), text by Martin Luther (1533). Setting by Heinrich Schütz (1661, SWV 164). Homophonic, SATB.

We All Believe in One True God

“We All Believe in One True God” (Wir glauben all an einen Gott), text by Martin Luther (1524). Tune, anonymous (1390). Setting by Michael Praetorius (1609). Homophonic, SATB.

From Heaven Above to Earth I Come

“From Heaven Above to Earth I Come” (Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her), text by Martin Luther (1535). Tune attr. Martin Luther (1535). Setting by Johannes Eccard (1597). Polyphonic, SSATB.

Now Praise We Christ, the Holy One

“Now Praise We Christ, the Holy One” (Christum wir sollen loben schon), text by Martin Luther (1483-1546), based on A solis ortus cardine by Coelius Sedulius. Tune, ancient plainsong. Setting by Lucas Osiander (1534-1604). Homophonic, SATB.

Now Do We Pray God the Holy Ghost (Walter)

“Now Do We Pray God the Holy Ghost” (Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist), text st. 1 German, st. 2-4 Martin Luther (1524). Setting by Johann Walter (1524). Polyphonic, SATTB.

From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee (SWV 235)

“From Depths of Woe I Cry to Thee” (Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu Dir), text by Martin Luther (1524). Setting by Heinrich Schütz (1628, SWV 235). Homophonic, SATB.

Peace I Leave with You

“Peace I Leave with You,” text John 14:27 (ESV); “In Peace and Joy I Now Depart” (Mit Fried und Freud ich fahr dahin) by Martin Luther (1524). Setting by Hannah Engwall (2020). Polyphonic, SSATB.

Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands

“Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands” (Christ lag in Todesbanden), text and tune by Martin Luther (1524). Setting by Johann Crüger (1649). Homophonic, SATB.

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