Meter: 7.7. 7.7.
Source: Nikolaus Selnecker, Christliche Psalmen, Leipzig, 1587
Proper Text: Now Let Us to the Lord God (Nun laßt uns Gott, dem Herren)
This tune originally appeared in the four-part setting by Nikolaus Selnecker in his Christliche Psalmen, Leipzig, 1587. It is this setting that passed into use within the Missouri Synod, all four parts appearing note-for-note in the Mehrstimmiges Choralbuch, as can be heard here:
Nun lasst uns Gott, dem Herren (Setting: Nikolaus Selnecker)
This form of the melody made its way also into The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, No. 122, though the setting was changed. This setting, with only minor changes, was used by Sethus Calvisius and Bartholomäus Gesius. By the time of Johann Crüger, however, the melody had changed slightly. The melody and setting provided by Crüger proved to be enduringly popular in Germany, and it is this setting that has been used for the Free Lutheran Chorale-Book.