“Lord Jesus Christ, with Us Abide” (Ach bleib bei uns, Herr Jesu Christ), st. 1-2, Anonymous (1579); st. 3-9, Nicolaus Selnecker (1611). Tune from Wittenberg, 1588. Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 253). 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.