GOTTLOB, ES GEHT NUNMEHR ZU ENDE

GOTTLOB, ES GEHT NUNMEHR ZU ENDE

Composer: Johann Gottlieb Wagner
Published in 25 hymnals


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Composer: Johann Gottlieb Wagner

Johann Gottlieb Wagner; organist in Langenoeis, Schlesien, 1742 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, 1908 Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: GOTTLOB, ES GEHT NUNMEHR ZU ENDE
Composer: Johann Gottlieb Wagner
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Incipit: 31343 21233 36711
Key: F Major
Source: J. G. Wagner's Sammlung alter und neuer, 1742
Copyright: Public Domain

Texts

The Death of Jesus Christ, Our Lord

The death of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
We celebrate with one accord;
It is our comfort in distress,
Our heart's sweet joy and happiness.

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Notes

Various forms of GOTTLOB are found in a number of collections of old German melodies. One form of the tune appeared in Johann G. Wagner's Sammlung alter und neuer (1742) with the burial hymn "Gottlob, es geht nunmehr zum Ende" ("Thanks Be to God; My End Is Near Me"). Although only the first line of this variant vaguely resembles the harmonization by Johann S. Bach (PHH 7) in the Psalter Hymnal, some scholars think it is the source for Bach's setting published posthumously in the second edition of his Choralgesangbuch (1769). Other scholars think Bach found another source, and still others think he composed the tune himself.

Like many German chorales, this tune is a bar form (AAB). Its superb melody is finely matched by Bach's harmonization, which invites four-part singing. A moderate tempo helps to underline the cheerful hope of this text.

--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988

Arrangements

Organ Solo

  • The Sacred Organ Journal Volume 48 Number 5 May June 2014: The Organist's Companion for the Church Year
    Composer/Editors Douglas E. Wagner; Linda Moeller
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2014) pp. 20
  • Easy Hymn Preludes for Organ Volume 8: Musica Sacra
    Composer/Editor Jeffrey N. Blersch
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2013) pp. 16
  • Hymn Prelude Library Volume Four Tunes FG: Lutheran Service Book
    Composer/Editors Kevin J. Hildebrand; Tim Shewmaker
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2013) pp. 125
  • Six Hymn Improvisations Set 8
    Composer/Editor Kevin J. Hildebrand
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2011) pp. 8
  • The Organ Portfolio Volume 73 Number 5 May June 2010: The Service Music Anthology for the Church Organist
    Composer/Editors Gilbert M. Martin; Lani Smith
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (2010) pp. 82
  • Easy Hymn Preludes for Organ Volume 1: Musica Sacra
    Composer/Editor Carl Flentge Schalk
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (2002) pp. 14
  • The Sacred Organ Folio No. 31
    Composer/Editor Stanley E. Saxton
    Published By: Lorenz Publishing Company (1985) pp. 56
  • The Concordia Hymn Prelude Series Volume 7: Lent: A - Herzlich
    Composer/Editors Herbert Gotsch; Carl Flentge Schalk
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1982) pp. 34
  • Twenty Hymn Preludes: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Peter Pindar Stearns
    Published By: Coburn Press (1972) pp. 41
  • Three Chorale Preludes: For Organ
    Composer/Editor Florence DuPage
    Published By: Tarto Music Publications Inc. (1963) pp. 2
  • Seven Preludes on Hymns for Lent
    Composer/Editor Camil van Hulse
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1954) pp. 12

Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations

  • Basic Hymn Accompaniments Volume II: Lent - Easter - Pentecost
    Composer/Editor Thomas R. Pearce
    Published By: Concordia Publishing House (1988) pp. 47

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #1196
Text: The Death of Jesus Christ, Our Lord
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #35
Text: O LORD, Arise, Come Help Me Now
  • Bulletin Score (melody only) (PDF)
  • Full Score (PDF, XML)
  • Bulletin Score (PDF)
Small Church Music #2270
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
TextPage Scan

Christian Worship #135

Christian Worship #500

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #47

TextPage Scan

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #329

Audio

Glaubenslieder #300

Glaubenslieder #301

Lutheran Service Book #616

Text

Lutheran Service Book #634

Text

Lutheran Worship #107

Text InfoTune InfoScoreAudio

Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #35

TextPage Scan

Rejoice in the Lord #114

Audio

Small Church Music #2270

Audio

Small Church Music #2321

TextScoreAudio

The Cyber Hymnal #1196

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