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Cornelius Becker (Hymn-Writer)

Born: 1561 - Leipzig, Germany
Died: 1604 - Leipzig, Germany

Cornelius [Kornelius] Becker became pastor at the St. Nicholas Church in Leipzig and a professor of theology at the University of Leipzig. As a counterpart to the already existing reformed Psalters, Becker versified all the Psalms in the manner of Martin Luther and transformed them into German Lutheran chorales.

Still listed in the EKG are the following CTs" "Komm her, mit Fleiß zu schauen" (for weddings); "Nun jauchzt dem Herren, alle Welt" Psalm 100 based upon Becker's original but rewritten by David Denicke (1603-1680); "Wohl denen, die da wandeln" Psalm 119; "Ich heb mein Augen sehnlich auf" Psalm 121; "Mit meinem Gott geh ich zur Ruh" (1st verse only).

 

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Contributed by
Thomas Braatz (April 2006)

Texts of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

BWV 85, BWV 104

Chorale Texts used in Bach’s Vocal Works

Title

Year

EKG

Zahn

Der Herr ist mein getreuer Hirt (all verses except verse 1, which was written by Wolfgang Meuslin)

1598

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