“Jesus Lives! The Victory’s Won” (Jesus lebt, mit ihm auch ich), text by Christian F. Gellert (1757). Tune (Jesus, meine Zuversicht) by Johann Crüger (1656). Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 145a), originally for text Auf, mein Herz, des Herren Tag. Homophonic, SATB.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a composer, organist, and church musician who spent the peak of his career in Leipzig, Germany. His abundance of sacred works, including cantatas, passions, organ preludes, and chorale settings, still have a profound influence on Lutheran music. Read full biography.