Ich dank dir, lieber Herre

Meter: 7.6. 7.6. D
Source: Hans Gerle, Musika Teusch, 1532
Proper Text: I Thank Thee, Dearest Savior (Ich dank dir, lieber Herre)
Alternate Name: Lob Gott getrost mit Singen

Zahn No. 5354

Associated Texts


This tune first appears in print as the tenor of a four-part lute tablature setting in Hans Gerle, Musika Teusch, 1532, an instrumental instruction manual. There it accompanies a secular text, “The Woodland Leaves are Falling (Entlaubet ist der Walde).” A scan of this printing is available here.

Entlaubet ist der Walde (Music Teusch, 1532):

The Early Music Consort of London performs this setting on their album The Triumphs of Maximilian, Track 13, starting at 2:35:

In 1544, Johann Horn adapted the secular tune for his sacred text in 7.7. 7.7. 7.6. 7.8., “Praise God, Ye Cheered, with Singing (Lob Gott getrost mit Singen),” for which it is alternately named. The following year, it was printed in the Babst Hymnal, Leipzig, 1545, with Johann Kolross’s 1535 text, “I Thank Thee, Dearest Savior (Ich dank dir, lieber Herre),” in its present meter, 7.6. 7.6. D.