“Lord, Thee I Love with All My Heart” (Herzlich lieb hab ich dich, o Herr), text by Martin Schalling (1571). Tune from Strassburg, 1577. Chorale setting by Johann Sebastian Bach (BWV 340). 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.