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. This form of the melody made its way also into The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941, No. 122, though the setting was changed.
Johann Crüger provided settings for a slightly modified form of the melody, which, together with the descants he provided, is often performed by German ensembles.
Nun lasst uns Gott, dem Herren (Crüger Setting):