Wie schön leuchtet

Meter: 8.8.7. 8.8.7. 2.2. 4.4. 4.8.
Composer: Philipp Nicolai, 1599
Proper Text: How Lovely Shines the Morning Star (Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern)

Zahn No. 8359

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Zahn draws attention to this tune’s striking similarity with an earlier tune, “Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Land” (Zahn No. 1705), printed in Wolff Köpfel, Psalter. Das seind alle Psalmen Dauids, Strassburg, 1538, pp. 42v–43r and 87r–87v.