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Eight variations on the chorale Nun bitten wir den heiligen Geist, often associated with Pentecost.



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Three verses of the Chorale translated into English are here:

We now implore God the Holy Ghost

For the true faith, which we need the most,

That in our last moments He may befriend us

And, as homeward we journey, attend us.

Lord, have mercy.


Shine in our hearts, O most precious Light,

That we Jesus Christ may know aright,

Clinging to our Savior, whose blood hath bought us.

Who again to our homeland hath brought us.

Lord, have mercy.


Transcendent Comfort in our every need,
Help us neither scorn nor death to heed
That we may not falter nor courage fail us
When the foe shall taunt and assail us.
Lord, have mercy!




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