Nu bitten wir (Michael Praetorius)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-13)   CPDL #51852:   
Editor: Allen Garvin (submitted 2018-11-13).   Score information: Letter, 7 pages, 118 kB   Copyright: CC BY NC
Edition notes: Parts available at
  • CPDL #19357:     
Editor: Renato Calcaterra (submitted 2009-04-28).   Score information: A4, 6 pages, 462 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: No bar lines.

General Information

Title: Nu bitten wir
Composer: Michael Praetorius

Number of voices: 8vv   Voicing: SSAT.SSAT
Genre: SacredMotet

Language: German
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1605 in Musae Sioniae, erster Theil, no. 1


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Original text and translations

German.png German text

Nu bitten wir den Heiligen Geist
umb den rechten Glauben allermeist,
dass er uns behüte an unserm Ende,
so wir heimfahren aus diesem Elende.
Kyrie eleison.